Massachusetts Teacher Resigns After Violent Lesson With Student Is Caught on Video

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A high school teacher has resigned after video of him re-enacting a violent scene from George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” with a 14-year-old freshman surfaced on the Internet, according to MyFOXBoston.

It was supposed to be a creative lesson in a Dudley, Mass., English class, but the reenactment turned rough after Tom Reidy allegedly used the student as a prop, MyFOXBoston reported.

A student taped the encounter with a cell phone and posted the video on the Web.

Community opinion is divided over whether the man should have lost his job over the "play" fight.

“It’s more likely this was voluntarily entered into by both individuals there,” Dudley Police Chief Steven Wojnar told FOX News on Tuesday. “It’s hard to tell what was going on, but there is always the chance that someone could get hurt or injured.”

Wojnar said no charges have yet been filed, but there are a lot of people with information that police still want to speak to.

“This is a personal matter," said Dudley schools superintendent Sean Gilrein in a statement. "Mr Reidy was in his first year of teaching at Shepherd Hill Regional High School and tendered his resignation on Saturday, March 8th.”

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