Broom-wielding Detroit teacher to settle for $390K

Broom-wielding Detroit teacher to settle for $390K

The board of the Detroit school district that fired a teacher after she used a broom to break up a fight between students has agreed to settle the woman’s lawsuit for $390,000.

Tiffani Eaton-Davis sued the Education Achievement Authority in federal court a year ago, alleging that the district violated her civil rights and failed to warn her about the “violent conditions” at Pershing High School, where she taught.

cell phone video of the April 30, 2014, fight between two boys in Eaton-Davis’ classroom quickly went viral. It showed the students throwing punches and falling into desks and onto the floor before Eaton-Davis struck one with a broom.

Eaton-Davis said she tried to call security on a walkie-talkie when the fight broke out, but got no response. She said she used the broom as a last resort.

Eaton-Davis was fired. The district later said she could come back to work at any EAA school, but she declined.

http://www.freep.com/story/news/education/2016/06/13/broom-wielding-teacher-tiffani-eaton-davis/85837312/

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