VIDEO: Teacher Arrested For Physically Removing Teen From Classroom

Flagler County middle school teacher Jeffrey Paffumi was arrested a day after he removed a badly-behaved kid from class.

Palm Coast, FL – A Flagler County middle school teacher was arrested on Wednesday after he forcibly removed a student from class and pushed him out into the hallway (video below).

The incident occurred at about 9 a.m. on Jan. 7 during first period at Buddy Taylor Middle School, The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported.

The charging affidavit said that 47-year-old Jeffrey Paffumi told a student to turn off music that he was playing aloud over his computer in the classroom.

When the student failed to heed his instructions, Paffumi went back and turned the music off for him, according to the affidavit.

But then the student turned the music back on when the teacher walked away, according to The Daytona Beach News-Journal.

That happened twice before Paffumi grabbed the student’s computer.

“Put my s--t down cracka,” the student told his teacher, according to the complaint.

“I am not a cracka,” Paffumi replied.

“You is a cracka,” the student insisted, according to The Dayton Beach News-Journal.

That’s when the teacher had had enough, so he reached over and grabbed the student under the arm to pull him out of his chair.

Students in the classroom captured the scene on video as Paffumi lifted the 14-year-old boy in a hold and carried him to the door of the classroom.

Once they got to the doorway, the six-foot-two-inch, 243-pound teacher gave the boy a shove out into the hallway, The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported.

The boy told his parents what happened after school, and the next day they filed a complaint against Paffumi with Flagler County sheriff’s deputies.

The police report said the boy told deputies that his airway was never restricted when the teacher was carrying him, The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported.

It also said the boy had no marks or bruises on him as a result of the incident.

Paffumi was arrested on Jan. 8 and charged with simple battery, the Associated Press reported.

He was booked into the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility and later released on a $500 bond.

“As a teacher you have to control your temper even when students test you,” Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly said in a statement posted to the sheriff’s department’s official Facebook page.

“This is an unfortunate incident involving a teacher and a student,” Sheriff Staly continued. “My daughter is a school teacher and I know from her how misbehaved some students can be but as a teacher you must deal with it appropriately. Corporal punishment like the old days is not allowed today.”

Flagler Schools Superintendent James Tager quickly announced the Paffumi had been suspended, according to the sheriff’s department.

“The actions of this teacher are not consistent with how we expect our educators to act and behave and it will not be tolerated,” Tager said in a statement. “We immediately removed Mr. Paffumi from the classroom following the incident and placed him on leave pending an investigation. I have stressed to my executive team the importance of handling this investigation with the utmost seriousness it deserves. I also understand a video shows only a portion of a particular incident, so this investigation will encompass the incident in totality and not just what was captured on a camera.”

Watch video of the incident here below:

Comments (182)
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LEO0301
LEO0301

Another one of HCD's family members misbehaving. Time and time again, the show no respect for authority. But, thanks to liberals, there is no punishment for these misbehaving cretins. The teacher should be commended for restoring order in his classroom but instead faces criminal charges. He didn't hurt the kid, he simply escorted him from the classroom.

gfc1963
gfc1963

That teacher did not thing wroing and of course the parents side with their scum child. That child is going to grow up into a fine upstanding citizen. NOT!!

Stanracer
Stanracer

By the way the kid talked he was clearly a black person and we all know that rules and laws apparently don't apply to black people.

Stanracer
Stanracer

By the way this little thug talked it is safe to assume he is black and we all know that rules and laws don't apply to black people. Blame poor parenting.

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

You know something, This was gone in the early 60s when I was in high school and guess what,,we didn't have VERY MEANY kids that acted out either.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

As often happens, the video only shows the "take down," and not the entire altercation. There is no way to tell if the teacher's actions were justifiable, but if it was really just about refusing to turn of music and follow classroom rules as reported, it was clearly a chargeable offense. I will reserve judgement, as you can't really tell.

Teachers are not LEOs, but they can use physical force to restrain or repel a perp in certain justifiable situations, just like any civilian.

mike wauters
mike wauters

These are the ones they claim do not get the same schooling as white kids. Well, now you know why. They do not want to be educated. They all want to be rappers or basketball players. Usually that means in a gang or prison.

Mamanita
Mamanita

"Corporal punishment like the old days is not allowed today.” That right there is the biggest problem. If kids had consequences for acting like assholes teachers wouldn't have to remove them. That kid was disturbing the class and using racial slurs! He needs an ass whooping. And so do mom and dad for going to police instead of teaching him he's not entitled to anything.

JBoH
JBoH

“You is a cracka,”

And well educated student at that!

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

The ironic thing about the whole situation, is that teachers are ground zero for the liberal front. Now this teacher didn't act like a flaming liberal, but hopefully enough of the monkeys, like the one he thew out of his class will show those idiot teachers the error of their ways. My cousin was an algebra professor in a Florida University, until the black students became so disruptive she just quit and retired.

MSK
MSK

A perfect and total example of why our country is in so much trouble. “Corporal punishment” is not allowed! IT SHOULD BE!!!!!! You think this teacher will ever be able to get respect or discipline his students again? Never! He might as well pack up and look for a job elsewhere or a different occupation.

_P0o_C_P0undeR_
_P0o_C_P0undeR_

Another future prisoner.

maxx1676
maxx1676

"but as a teacher you must deal with it"......? As a teacher you have to CONTROL it..or the whole class will lose respect for you.

If that was MY boy Id thank the teacher..when we got home I1d and slap the piss out him....and guarantee the teacher that will never happen again. I cant tolerate punk ass kids !!

Sgt167
Sgt167

The teacher did nothing wrong he removed the disruption from the classroom. Put me on the jury he’s not guilty he’s acting as a parent in that situation and has the right to use reasonable force to enforce discipline. The kid should be expelled from school.

In loco parentis is a legal doctrine holding that educators assume custody of students in school because they are deprived of protection from their parents or guardians. Educators stand in loco parentis or translated, in place of the parent.

fishing
fishing

Poor parenting is the cause of the black punk shooting his mouth off....he was put out in the hall because he is an incorrigible little brat. The kid should have been put on suspension and let the parents deal with him. It was wrong to arrest or fire this teacher....

Anomie88
Anomie88

Pushing a student into the hall isn't corporal punishment. It's an action needed to restore order. First of all, why do the students have the right to have cell phones in their class? That's the first problem. Second, I bet the parent couldn't care less what goes on their child's class or school or even know's their grade. But as soon as someone tells their kid he's a brat and a miscreant, they suddenly care. The school administration is the third to blame after the parents for not standing by the teacher. If the child was white, nothing would have came of it because nobody would have complained.

K-9 319
K-9 319

I'm sure the parents look at this incident as a way to win the ghetto lottery. That teacher put his hands on my son, sue him and the school. Money maker.

spice
spice

Student should be charged with a hate crime.

Martunafish
Martunafish

“You is a cracka,” the student insisted....".

EYEBALL
EYEBALL

Our society seems to be angry and unhappy.This young person intentionally triggered an outcome.It appears normal to me psychologically that all children in some form as a right of passage let's say, stand ready with clenched fist to challenge the adult that has some control over their lives daily. Generally, way over their heads,it's a defining moment,when our children are saying " we're not taking it any more" and becomes a new beginning of change within these kids environment, and helps us all to struggle to communicate with honesty. Unfortunately The natural reaction to this outburst of rebellion is drawing red lines,which we all know is ineffective if it's used as the only tool to communicate effective behavior changes.To often I read these threads,that end up attacking the commentators. That's why this is probably the 3 rd comment I've made in 30 years on internet. There's a solution to this school problem,we've created all by ourselves. The classrooms or teachers need to be wired with at least sound like the police,video being a bonus for those school's that can afford this. Every school in the nation needs a least one security guard. Now the teachers can teach.The children know their being monitored from other sources,this is why the admins get paid the big bucks to take the heat,so give those principles,and school board members the hand off.Let them come in and remove the child.Let them grow a pair and show courage,with good choices for the kids to see,and the parents support to restore order and get back to studies.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

This young man is another great candidate for a review of "The Spook Who Sat By The Door." Only a man can raise a man, and only a black man can produce a warrior.

People that aren't able to have children shouldn't comment on how to raise them.

Baboozious
Baboozious

Great watching this loud mouth, fat ass getting kicked out of the class. What does the little , black, wannabe gangsta do next ? Goes home, cries to mummy and daddy, and calls the Police, real funny shit this one, thanks for posting !!!! What a snitch, some Black gangsta, jokers !!!! Give the teacher his job back.

dcoskrey
dcoskrey

Can't pick up a kid and toss him into the hallway in this day and age, no matter how much he deserves it, no matter how much you want to … you just can't.

Pacho
Pacho

Today many local authorities are kidnap and keep like a hostages for high global policies and made them to act LIKE A CLOWNS !

lolamae
lolamae

And this is why we have disrespectful rude young adults and this generation will be even worse. This kid probably knew his parents would flip out and get the teacher fired or arrested. School shootings are made of this. No discipline.

rwingjr
rwingjr

Sorry, I'm with the teacher on this, and to be honest, the cops should have their asses kicked for arresting him. It's Flagler County, so I supposed I shouldn't be surprised. If society thinks a teacher disciplining a student is unacceptable, then that is the reason society goes to hell. If you think it should continue to go to hell, then pretend you can't do it. I prefer to think that kids, in particular, need to know there are consequences and that teachers deserve to have some authority. The child wasn't injured at all, but the teacher sure has been. Let's support the authorities, in this case, the teacher.

Tekhore
Tekhore

Crime...the new black entitlement.

Trefflek
Trefflek

This teacher was 100% wrong!! No question about it. It was just music and the teacher took the lap top, problem solved. If the kid keeps being disrespectful call the Principle down or a resource officer and have him removed. Picking him up and shoving him in the hall should get him suspended if not fired.

Cstuartsr
Cstuartsr

This is what’s wrong with young people today. Liberal minded parents run to the law when there kids are the ones acting like idiots. This punk was the one at fault and they push and push then want to cry wolf when they are ones at fault.

If I had done that to a teacher my dad would have beat me, but our society has changed and young people are not taught respect any more because everyone thinks they are entitled. I hate it for the teacher.

Raymelson
Raymelson

I don't see anything wrong here you can't let one kid disrupt the whole class

BlueDaughter314
BlueDaughter314

Just call the SRO. They can leave voluntarily or leave in cuffs - their choice.

GForce48
GForce48

If this was me as a student 50 years ago...the article would read differently after the point where it said the student told his parents after school what happened. The next day..."the student was hospitalized to remove his father's boot from his ass" among other undescribed ailments!"

Farticus
Farticus

“The actions of this teacher are not consistent with how we expect our educators to act and behave and it will not be tolerated,” Tager said in a statement.

We will, however, accept and encourage the students actions. 🙄

Scattered
Scattered

Kids today get special treatment for being big disruptive brats that SHOULD be kicked out of class and obviously the parents condone this type of behavior or they wouldnt be bullys in the first place. This teacher did what he shouldve done and its no wonder the prisons are so full. No consequences. No wonder this Country is in trouble!

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

The teacher was wrong, plain and simple. He should have taken the students laptop, and then called the SRO or school security to remove the student. He is not his job to go hands on with a student.

That being said, the students parents should have whooped his ass for how he behaved in class. This is learned behavior, and it is due to their parenting failure that this student acted in the way that he did. The fact that they charged the teacher is likely an over reaction to the teacher trying to discipline their little angel, however when you let hoodlums act out, it's no surprise they end up in jail as their misbehavior escalate into the criminal activities.

bryantrent
bryantrent

Crazy

TheTruthD0tCom
TheTruthD0tCom

Jeffrey Paffumi was in the right and this little B**tard is a racist. The school district should be standing by their people. Jeffrey was in the right. This little entitled F' needed to be forcibly removed for sake of controlling the classroom and he did so - no problem here. Schools will not be able to recruit and retain quality educators with this kind of behavior and lack of support.

TOMMY LUV
TOMMY LUV

@K-9 319 That's the right attitude k-9 Instead of disciplining your kid for being a disrupting disrespectful piece of shit in the classroom teach him that's acceptable and sue the Teacher and School now we know where he learned his bad manners from .

garciajbg1
garciajbg1

It's to bad that students can yell at you and get away with it. But the minute the teacher puts his or her hands on them its brutality. They!! We !! Need to get tougher on teenagers. They have no respect for adults or authority. They feel free of getting in trouble. It's time to put our feet down and show them what's right and wrong.

Woobie46
Woobie46

I am so outraged by this injustice, I sent an email to the school. You have to leave your name and email address, but every once in a while, you have to stand up and be counted!

Hartshorn
Hartshorn

He most likely lied to his parents. They should of punished him for

causing problems in his class room

mariep
mariep

The first problem here are the parents. When the kid explained what happened they should have punnished him and insist he treat his educators with respect. Obviously this kid runs the house. The second problem is the Superintendent not backing up a teacher struggling to maintain order in the classroom. Furthermore, the superintendant failed to uphold his own policy against racial slurs by not punishing the kid for repeatedly uttering the epithet "cracka".
Shame on a school system that does not allow teachers to do their jobs and instead placates bad kids. This is just one more example of the Left not believing in accountability. The kid acted the way he did because he knew he would be backed up for his rebelliousness and disrespect. THIS [bad parents and bad educational leadership] is why our schools fail.

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

Another case of a Catastrophic Parental Failure on the part of the CHILD.

Nighthawk644
Nighthawk644

Seriously? And what did "Mom and Dad" about their son playing loud music in class and disrespecting the teacher? We know the answer....NOTHING! And people wonder what's wrong with the public education system today???

BLUEALWAYS
BLUEALWAYS

There should be more teachers LIKE HIM. Another lil SAVAGE thinking he is above all and can do what ever THE FUCK HE WANT'S TOO. America better wake up to these kind AND TAKE CONTROL !!!!!

Ljubica48
Ljubica48

In Oregon parents and teachers are legally authorized to use reasonable physical force to maintain discipline, which would have appropriately applied to this Florida case. The Florida teacher used appropriate and reasonable physical force to remove a disruptive student. I wonder if Florida has a similar law on physical force.

2017 ORS 161.205¹ Use of physical force generally

The use of physical force upon another person that would otherwise constitute an offense is justifiable and not criminal under any of the following circumstances:

(1)(a) A parent, guardian or other person entrusted with the care and supervision of a minor or an incompetent person may use reasonable physical force upon such minor or incompetent person when and to the extent the person reasonably believes it necessary to maintain discipline or to promote the welfare of the minor or incompetent person.

(b)Personnel of a public education program, as that term is defined in ORS 339.285 (Definitions for ORS 339.285 to 339.303), may use reasonable physical force upon a student when and to the extent the application of force is consistent with ORS 339.291 (Use of physical restraint or seclusion).

CinHadad
CinHadad

Another profession that no one wants to get into because of the lack of respect. Why I have paid a fortune sending my son to private school, that behavior is not tolerated.

Dra71
Dra71

I am sure they are warming up his cell as I type. It's only a matter of time.

RTSeeker
RTSeeker

If it was my son, the teacher would have been thanked and my son would be punished in a suitable way. Then my son would have apologized to the teacher in front of the class. Parents are a real problem for civilization today. My son is now 19 and very respectful of others. Don't get me wrong, he was taught to stand up and fight when he is in the right. The thing is, I taught him the difference between right and wrong.

Marxest
Marxest

What an idiot. Never touch a student unless you absolutely must. If the kid is being disruptive do what is normally expected- call the police. The school resource officer is there to take control of that situation.