This story is an example of what is wrong with our public schools.
Let's suppose that the worst thing the story says about the teacher is absolutely true. He saw a 13-year-old who looked like he was about to strike another student. He picked up the 13-year-old by his ear and hair, put him in a choke-hold, took him outside, and threw him on the grass.
For this, he faces felony child abuse charges. You read that right. Possibly up to five years in jail.
This is insane. And the school has the gall, the utter gall, to pontificate that its highest priority is the safety and security of its students. Believe me, the school does not mean by this, "We fully support Mr. Cadwell for his desire to insure the safety and security of our students by protecting them from being beat-down by fellow students. We think law enforcement is insane to be prosecuting him. We will do everything we can to fight this unjust charge against a teacher who was attempting to protect a student." No. Somehow, I'm quite sure that isn't what they mean.
What, exactly, do they think is going to protect the safety and security of their students if not men (and I do mean men) who are willing to get physical in order to protect students from others who want to hit them? Are they relying on frowny faces? Maybe they have "no hitting other student zone" signs around. I'm sure that'll work.
Don't send your kid to public school. Just don't.