Sun – A Baltimore high school teacher lost part of her finger Wednesday while breaking up a fight at Western High School, according to a school police report obtained by The Baltimore Sun. The incident took place about 2 p.m. when the teacher was attempting to intervene in an altercation among five students at the premier all-female high school, according to the report sent to school officials. During the altercation, which started when students were attempting to block other students from coming into a classroom, someone pushed the classroom door and the tip of the teacher’s finger was partially cut off when it got caught in the door. The teacher was taken to Union Memorial Hospital, according to the report. The teacher was discharged, according to the hospital. Baltimore school officials said the teacher was unintentionally injured and that the matter was under investigation. Earlier this year, a Sun investigation found that city school teachers were injured on the job more than any other workforce in the city, except police officers.
Well there you have it. Being a teacher is the second most dangerous job in the city. Unbelievable yet so believable. If your finger isn’t safe at the “premier all-female high school”, then your finger isn’t safe anywhere. I imagine the teachers in the public inner city schools literally have zero fingers at this point. They all been chopped off in fights by now.
But if we’re being honest, that’s kinda exactly why teachers aren’t supposed to break up fights. Just supposed to stand there and watch a royal rumble between five girls go down. Probably should start taking bets with the students. Fuck getting involved in that shit, just live it up. Because there was nothing more exciting in high school than a fight. Everyone jumping up, circling around, watching it go down. It was the BEST. One second you’re at lunch writing chemistry formulas on the tiniest corner of a piece of paper ever to use on your test next period, the next second two chicks are ripping each other’s hair out. Those days were the best.