- The video showing a McKinney High School teacher filming a brawl has been viewed 73,000 times as of Saturday
- The school district in McKinney, Texas, put the teacher on leave after the Snapchat video surfaced on Twitter
- The video shows two students punching each other while a teacher films it
A high school teacher in Texas has been suspended after recording a fight between students instead of stopping it.
The teacher from McKinney High School in McKinney, Texas, is on administrative leave after a video surfaced of him recording a school fight, according to the school district.
The video shows two unidentified students fighting while the male teacher stands back and films the interaction on his phone.
The incident was reported to the school district on Wednesday and the teacher was put on leave until officials could investigate the matter.
A teacher from McKinney High School in McKinney, Texas, is caught on video recording a school fight instead of intervening
Someone posted the original Snapchat video on Twitter and it has since been viewed more than 73,000 times, as of Saturday afternoon.
It shows two male students throwing punches at each other while the teacher films the fight on his phone.
The school district has not released the name of the teacher as it continues to investigate the situation.
Someone posted the original Snapchat video on Twitter and it has since been viewed more than 73,000 times, as of Saturday afternoon
The McKinney High School in McKinney, Texas where the fight too place.
District policy dictates a teacher is supposed to de-escalate or intervene when situations like these arise between students.
A statement released by McKinney ISD spokesman Cody Cunningham to NBC 5 said: ‘The incident was reported on Wednesday, and the teacher was immediately placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
‘The teacher remains on leave at this time.’
Disciplinary action has also been taken with the students involved in the fight.