Connecticut substitute teacher Ryan Fish, 23, was arrested for allegedly running a real life Fight Club in his classroom.

Fish has been charged with four counts of reckless endangerment, two counts of risk of injury to a minor and second-degree breech of peace.


The investigation began in December, Fish reportedly encouraged his students to fight in October 2017. The videos of the fights went on social media and show students slapping and punching one another. In one of the videos according to the the arrest warrant, Fish was allegedly seen encouraging the fighting between students. It was also reported that the students were unevenly matched, the ages of the kids involved ranged from 14 to 16.

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Fish was allegedly seen trying to start “round 2” of a fight after stopping it because a victim began throwing up but couldn’t continue because the school bell rang.

According to the warrant, Fish said, “The truth is I’m an idiot and wanted to befriend them. I would let them be teenagers and get their energy out.” When he was asked by the principal of the school about the fights, Fish responded, “boys will be boys.”

Fish was fired in October from Montville High School. He was arraigned on April 12 and released on a $75,000 bond.

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