Your teenage son comes home from high school:
“So, what’d you do in school today, honey?” asks Mom.
“Eh, nothing, fight club,” says Junior.
Mom stops vacuuming. “Well….did you at least win, sweetie?”
Junior smiles and nods. All his teeth are chipped or missing.
This is a true story.
On October 10th, 2017, 23-year-old substitute math teacher Ryan Fish started a classroom fight club in class during school hours at Montville High School in Oakdale, Connecticut.
Fish was running the fights like a referee. He setup 3 fights, 3 rounds each. The boys were ages 14 to 16.
Cops said “Fish’s involvement ranged from passively allowing the timed fights to counting down to a face-off.”
There is adequate proof of this because several of the kids took cellphone videos of the matches.
In one video, one of the kids vomits and Fish encourages him to recuperate and then start fighting again.
Grievances ranged from “bloody nose” to “emotional trauma” to “not wanting to break the first rule of Fight Club“.
Fish lived in Bozrah, Connecticut and was a recent graduate of Sacred Heart University.
According to his Linkedin profile, Fish describes himself as an “Experienced Substitute Teacher with a demonstrated history of working in the primary/secondary education industry. Skilled in Semantic Analysis, Critical Thinking, Conflict Resolution, Legal Research, and Applied Behavior Analysis.”
After being fired by the school, Fish is now working at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Rumor has it, an after-hours fight club is in the works there.
Black Jack dealers versus Pit Bosses. Cage Cashiers versus Surveillance Watchers. Dealers versus Bartenders. It’s on.
Actual Criminal Document of the Classroom Fight Club