Atlantic City

Gym Teacher To Return to Work After Being Fired for Breaking up a Fight

A teacher who was fired after breaking up a fight between two students in Atlantic City is getting his job back.

The Press of Atlantic City reports the school board unanimously rescinded physical education teacher Phillip Eisenstein's firing during its meeting on Monday. Officials say the decision was made with conditions that were not spelled out at the meeting.

Eisenstein says he's ready to get back to school.

He was fired for using what officials called excessive force after he broke up a fight in October and dragged one of the students to the school office.

A state Children and Families Department investigation found the teacher hadn't used excessive force. But the school board fired Eisenstein in February. He appealed the decision a month later.

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