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A student who fought with a substitute teacher at a Miami high school faces criminal charges. The fight was captured on cell phone video and went viral online.

The incident happened on Monday, Jan. 13, at Miami Central High School in North Miami.

The video footage shows the substitute teacher and the aggressive student brawling in a classroom as other students record the chaos on their cell phones.

The teacher, who has short hair, traded punches with the unidentified student before putting her in a headlock. The student trapped the teacher against a desk then body-slammed her to the floor.

A male student pushed the girl off the teacher and held her down while the teacher climbed atop the girl and pinned her to the floor. The video doesn't show what sparked the fight.

A Miami-Dade Public School spokesperson said the student was not supposed to be in the classroom.

"All indicators point to the student having been the aggressor," said Daisy Gonzalez-Diego, chief communications officer for MDCPS, in an emailed statement to Bradenton.com.

"This is a regrettable and isolated incident between a student and a teacher, who otherwise maintained an amicable relationship. The Miami-Dade Schools Police Department continues to investigate this unfortunate matter," Gonzalez-Diego said. "It is evident the employee used great restraint in her attempts to de-escalate the situation."

The teacher will not be disciplined.
 

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A Florida teacher was arrested and charged with simple battery, a misdemeanor, for carrying an unruly 14-year-old boy out of his classroom.

Jeffrey Paffumi, 47, said the boy disrupted the classroom by playing music on his laptop computer. When Paffumi turned the music down, the student "slapped his hand away and turned the music back on," according to a police report.

Paffumi said the boy called him a "cracker".

"Show me how tough you are. Wanna Call me a 'cracker,'" he told the boy.

Paffumi lifted the boy out of his chair and carried him to the classroom doorway, then pushed him out into the hallway. Paffumi told police he removed the student from the classroom because the boy was "being disobedient."

The incident occurred during first period at Buddy Middle School in Palm Coast, Florida on Tuesday.

Later that night, the student told his parents about the incident. An unidentified student sent them cell phone video of the incident.

Even though the boy's father said his son was wrong for slapping the teacher's hand, the parents filed a police report with the Flagler County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday.

The teen said the teacher did not restrict his airway and the boy was not harmed in any way.

"As a teacher you have to control your temper even when students test you," said Sheriff Rick Staly. "This is an unfortunate incident involving a teacher and student... Corporal punishment like the old days is not allowed today."

Flagler Schools Superintendent James Tager said in a news release: "We immediately removed Mr. Paffumi from the classroom following the incident... I have stressed to my executive team the importance of handling this investigation with the utmost seriousness it deserves."

He added that an internal "investigation will encompass the incident in its entirety and not just what is captured on a camera."
 

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Ciara returned to her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, to surprise students using computer coding skills to remix her songs.

The 34-year-old R&B singer sat in on a class at Paul Duke STEM High School in Norcross, a suburb northeast of Atlanta.

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The STEM school focuses on science, technology, engineering and math education. The students used their coding skills to remix the R&B star's hit songs "Melanin" and "Set".

The "Body Party" singer spoke to the class and watched students rework her music, as they participated in a competition sponsored by Amazon’s future engineer program.

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Using EarSketch, a platform developed by Georgia Institute of Technology that teaches computer science through music remixing, students will submit their creations for judging and could win Amazon gift cards or a trip to Seattle to present their work.

Ciara moved to Atlanta as a teenager and graduated from a high school outside of Atlanta before joining the hip hop group, Hearsay. She went on to launch a successful career as a songwriter and solo performer.

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Teachers are being encouraged to use a "Gender Snowperson" graphic to teach students about gender identity in sex education classes.

The gender snowperson image was tweeted by Teacher2Teacher, a left leaning nonprofit organization that provides lesson plans and other resources to teachers.

Teacher2Teacher is sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The organization identified Johnny Cole, a "diversity officer" for the Lexington School District, as the source of the image.

The image shows a genderless snowman on a board accompanied by stickers that explains the gender identity ideology. One sticker says:

"Gender Identity
Girl, Boy, Neither
Who you are and how you feel as a person."

Another sticker reads:

"Sexual orientation
Who you love or are attracted to".

A third sticker says:

Sex Assigned at Birth
Girl, Boy, Intersex
Pronoun assigned at birth".

Twitter users were confused and baffled by the agenda behind the lesson.

"What is the target age for this lesson?" asked one Twitter user.

"This is just awful. This is not something prepubescent children should have to deal with," wrote another user.

A third user tweeted: "Why is the snowman white?".