Thursday, April 24, 2014

Teacher's tirade caught on camera

     Cell phones have a lot of negative consequences in the classroom. They also have a lot of positive uses as well as some teachers have students download apps to calculate formulas and make flash cards. For an educator at the Sarasota Military Academy, his bully tactics wishing an unruly student to die cost him his job and was caught on tape. Jeffrey Daughery is a military veteran that has a reputation for losing his cool and his administrations investigation found that he has lost it more than once. The video and print story is below.

ABC7 Extra: Teacher's tirade caught on camera

Posted: Apr 17, 2014 11:15 PM EDT Updated: Apr 17, 2014 11:51 PM EDT
He pushed a students, yelled and told him, 'Open your mouth again and you will die.' Captain Jeffrey Daughtry's rant on one of his students at Sarasota Military Academy cost him his job.
On March 31st, Daughtry says the student was being rude and disruptive. He unleashed a verbal tirade. Another student in the clasroom recorded it and posted it.
When administrators at Sarasota Military Academy learned about the video they confronted him.
The 15-year veteran math teacher claims he doesn't remember being so abusive. He also blamed PTSD he says he suffers from prior military service.
The school investigated and students told administrators this wasn't the first time Daughtry lost his temper. He once threw a student into a wall. The school fired him.
Daughtry wants his job back and says he loves the school and the students. He says firing a disabled military veteran is despicable.
Administrators say he can appeal to try and get his job. He has yet to do that, but is threatening legal action.