23-Year Old Substitute Teacher Arrested For Allowing A 'Fight Club' In High School Math Classroom

April 18, 2018


Seen here looking like the exact sort of substitute teacher that would think starting a fight club in their classroom would be a good idea when he was high, 23-year old Ryan Fish poses for his mugshot after being arrested for allowing students to slug it out fight club style in a math classroom in Montville High School in Montville, Connecticut. He also looks like he's been crying.

The students told police Fish even moved classroom trash cans out of the way so they can keep fighting each other.

When police asked Fish what happened during class, he told them "I would let them be teenagers and let them get their energy out."

In the arrest warrant, Fish told police he didn't set up the fights but he would watch them, and said: "I will admit that I did at one point egg them on."

He also mentioned, "the truth is I'm an idiot and wanted to befriend them." He also said, "I'm immature."

Fish says he felt bad about the whole thing, saying "I would say I feel horrible about what happened to be honest. I didn't think it was ok, I didn't know what else to do."

Ahahahahaha, he just wanted the students to like him. Man, I've got the feeling this guy's got a hard time making friends. Also, starting an organized, extracurricular fight club is one thing, but you can't just let kids go at each other all willy-nilly in a math classroom. You ever been stabbed by the pointy end of a compass before? It hurts. Just ask the kid I stabbed with the pointy end of a compass. "It hurts." Told you. It's cool though we became friends in detention after I let him stab me with a mechanical pencil.

Thanks to K Diddie, for reminding me of Mrs. Gitland, the best high school substitute teacher of all time (she spent the whole period telling stories like about how her daughter was growing weed in Arizona). Different strokes for different folks -- that was her motto (also the reason I've used it as a tag for 1,798 Geekologie articles).

  • Guesticle

    no no no.what you do is say they were going to fight anyway and you figured it was the safest way since they'd at least have supervision and somebody to break it up.

    you never say you egged them on unless they have video

    (this is of course after you stay silent until they have proof)

  • Javier Arreola

    In high school we did a boxing tournament inside the classroom between classes, we kept quite about it

  • Munihausen

    Hey, at least he isn't some 20-something blonde from Florida banging half the football team while being married to the coach, or some other stereotype. His honesty is refreshing.

  • Gingerbread

    >See photo
    >Read article
    >I am Jack's complete lack of surprise

  • Meh

    Hysterical guy though.

  • GeneralDisorder

    This is why the truly great teachers always get fired and shuffled off to other ventures. I had an English teacher in 9th grade who was a pretty entertaining teacher. He kept the class interesting and was really good at getting even the most detached and bored students into classroom discussion.

    But... dude gets into a bar fight. Suddenly he's in trouble with his employer. The next year "hey, where's Mr. K". Fucking gone! Fired his ass!.

  • Jenness

    He also mentioned, "the truth is I'm an idiot and wanted to befriend them." He also said, "I'm immature."

    Out of the mouths of babes.

  • PUNX

    he broke the first 2 rules of fight club.... he should have just denied, denied, denied. plus he looks like he has never fought in fight club.
    I can agree compass stabbing hurt like a MF. took one to the foot about half an inch in.

  • Bling Nye

    His name was Robert Paulson.

  • Ijustsharted

    This needs way more upvotes

  • GeneralDisorder

    I did my part... and sharted... But that was yesterday.

  • Draco Basileus

    Just doing some recruiting for the Kingsman.

  • DJ Shovelpants

    Best part about this article? The guy's name is fucking RYAN FISH.

  • Jesus H. Presley ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

    Something doesn't smell right abut that kid. He seems...slippery.

  • Mark

    who hires a 23 year old kid to teach high school students anyways? There really should be a age standard when hiring teachers. How about twice their age (minimum)?

  • Josip Grabić

    With 23 years old he can easily have bachelor's degree, and he probably does have it. Hell, with 23 he should have a masters as well. He should be adequate to teach.

  • TheQiwiMan


    ^Listen to this while reading to improve the experience^

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