Judge reverses 2015 firing of Scotlandville High principal
BATON ROUGE - A judge has reversed the 2015 termination of a former high school principal who said he was unfairly fired after he broke up a fight on campus.
Former Principal Calvin Nicholas was fired in 2015 after a video posted online showed him intervening in a fight between students. The video shows Nicholas using the stick as a switch, almost spanking the students in the fight.
Nicholas believes he did the best he could do to diffuse a potentially dangerous situation.
"It's several kids vs. one kid or several kids vs. several kids. That is the culture I'm trying to diffuse at Scotlandville," Nicholas said in a 2015 interview.
The school board had insisted that Nicholas violated its policy, which does not allow corporal punishment.
Nicholas' lawyer had filed an appeal with the 19th Judicial District Court on Nov. 18, 2015.