Teacher Loses Baby Breaking Up Class Fight

She's elbowed in stomach
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Dec 10, 2010 4:04 AM CST
The fight began when a student ordered another teen to get out of a chair.   (Getty)

(Newser) – A popular Bronx teacher who stepped in to break up a classroom fight lost the baby she was carrying when she was accidentally elbowed in the stomach. The tragedy occurred shortly after a late student marched into class and ordered another teen out of chair. As the confrontation became heated the teacher, who was 4 months pregnant, intervened. She fell to the ground crying when she was elbowed and was rushed to a local hospital, reports the New York Daily News.

"I can't believe she lost her child over a fight for a chair," said one student. Another added: "If I could talk to her, I would say I'm so sorry for her loss." The two students involved in the fight have been suspended. Another teacher in a different city school was punched in the eye yesterday by a 14-year-old student.

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