Video of N.S. high school skirmish goes viral

A skirmish between a junior high school principal and one of his students is yet again playing out publicly after a video of the incident was posted online.

Ken Fells, a 15-year employee of the Halifax Regional School Board, was removed from his post at Graham Creighton Junior High School in Cherry Brook, N.S., after an altercation with a student on March 3.

The student allegedly took "inappropriate" photos of a female student on his cellphone, then refused to turn it over to teachers.

When Mr. Fells was called in to intervene, the student again refused to comply and attempted to leave.

The principal forcibly stopped him.

Residents in the tiny community, located just northeast of Halifax, had rallied around the principal when news of the incident leaked out.

The minute-long video — footage from the school’s surveillance camera — was posted yesterday by Frank Magazine.

The school board had reportedly refused to release the footage.

It shows Mr. Fells blocking the student with his arm at the side of a hallway — with the student reacting by pushing back.

The student then falls to the ground and Mr. Fells grabs him in a bearlike hug from behind, dragging him with some effort down the hall to the office.

The school board has remained mum on the incident, calling it a "personnel matter," but details have trickled out through parents and students.

Last week, the board voted to shuffle the veteran educator out of his principal’s job, but did not fire him.

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