A former substitute teacher is in trouble with the police after he broke the number one rule of Fight Club actually started a Fight Club in his classroom.
23-year-old Ryan Fish, a former math substitute teacher at Montville High School, faces multiple charges after he was accused of encouraging his students to engage in a Fight Club-like environment.
According to reports, Fish taught the teens to express themselves by slugging it out. He would watch, officiate timed rounds, and even move the trash cans to make more room. The other students, meanwhile, would film the events and cheer on their classmates.
One such footage shows two teens slapping each other with full force, with Fish telling them to “get away from the door.”
Much like the fourth rule in the movie (if someone yells “stop!”, goes limp, or taps out, the fight is over), a brawl in another video ends after one of the students throws up and holds his head in pain.
It’s believed that Fish held four fights during his teaching stint. He was fired in October after school officials found out about the unusual extra-curricular activities.
When asked by the authorities on why he did it, the 23-year-old denied he started the fights, but did admit he watched. “I will admit that I did at one point egg them on.
He also said, “The truth is I’m an idiot and wanted to befriend them,” adding, “I’m immature.”
Now charged with two counts of risk to injury to a child, four counts of reckless endangerment, and one count of breach of peace, the wannabe Tyler Durden said he regrets the entire thing.
“I would say I feel horrible about what happened to be honest. I didn’t think it was ok, I didn’t know what else to do.”