Movie Fight Club is almost 20 years old yet with every passing day it’s more and more relevant. The latest fight club adjacent happening involved a Connecticut teacher who allegedly ran a classroom “fight club”.
A substitute math teacher has been arrested for allegedly running a “fight club” inside his classroom according to WFSB .
Ryan Fish, 23, was charged with four counts of reckless endangerment, two counts of injury to a minor, and one count of second-degree breach of peace in relation to the incidents that occurred at Montville High School in Montville, CT.
Fish admitted to egging student fights on at one point:
Police said the fights happened in October 2017.
Four victims, between the ages of 14 and 16, told police about the fights.
An arrest warrant says Fish watched and even encouraged the students. The warrant also says students recorded video clips on their phones and shared them on social media.
The students told police Fish even moved classroom trash cans out of the way so they can keep fighting each other.
The cell video reveals kids slapping each other, and another fight shows some kids punching each other in head and face.
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 be friend them.” He also said “I’m immature.”
Fish is expected to appear in Norwich Superior Court on Thursday.
To read the full arrest warrant, click here.