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05-21-2016, 09:26 AM


Students Rally For L.I. Gym Teacher Who Was Suspended After Confrontation With Student
May 17, 2016 5:36 PM


HEWLETT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A shouting match was caught on camera between a teacher and a student on Long Island, and the teacher has found himself suspended from the classroom.:rolleyes:

But on Tuesday, some students rallied to support physical education teacher Chris Passuello, and said he was just doing his job.

A heated exchange between Passuello and a student was recorded in gym class at Hewlett High School. It happened after the student apparently refused to put down his phone.

“You don’t listen to anyone! I am respectfully asking you to put your phone down! You don’t! I’m respectfully asking you to stop talking! You don’t!” Passuello says in the video as he raises his voice at the student. “You just don’t stop!”

Angry words escalate into obscenities.

“You don’t need to touch your face on my face! That’s the thing! You don’t have to take my f***ing bubble!” the student yells back.

“You are so tough! You’re tough!” the teacher says sarcastically. “This is really intimidating!”

Tensions escalate after the student uses the N word.

“You’re calling me a n****r?” the coach says. “Get out of the class!”

The three-minute exchange, with thousands of online views, prompted the suspension of the teacher, fondly called Coach Paz.

On Tuesday, students rallied to get Passuello his job back, holding signs and chanting, “Free Coach Paz!”