OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 39-year-old Omaha teacher has been suspended by the district and cited by police, accused of taking two teen students from his classroom and encouraging them to resolve their dispute outside during a nearly 20-minute brawl.
Patrick Kocsis faces two counts of misdemeanor child neglect for an incident that occurred Monday at McMillan Magnet Center middle school in northeast Omaha.
District spokeswoman Luanne Nelson said Wednesday that she didn't know what started the disagreement that began in an eighth-grade science classroom and included slaps, pushing and shoving.
Nelson said typically a teacher would have referred the boys to an administrator.
But Felisa Evans, mother of 14-year-old Micah, said Kocsis instead led the boys out of the class and down hallways, past the office.
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