Substitute Math Teacher Allegedly Ran A Fight Club In His Classroom

via CT State Police

In need of a disgraced teacher story that doesn’t involve sex with an underage student? Look no further than former substitute math teacher Ryan Fish, who allegedly ran a fight club in his classroom at Montville High School during October of 2017.

Because this is news, you already know some of Ryan’s students didn’t follow the first two rules of fight club — now he’s facing four counts of reckless endangerment and two counts of risk of injury to a minor for this lack of discretion.


Four victims, between the ages of 14 and 16, told police about the fights.

An arrest warrant says Fish watched and even encouraged the students. The warrant also says students recorded video clips on their phones and shared them on social media.

The students told police Fish even moved classroom trash cans out of the way so they can keep fighting each other.

The cell video reveals kids slapping each other, and another fight shows some kids punching each other in head and face.

When police asked Fish what happened during class, he told them “I would let them be teenagers and let them get their energy out.”

In the arrest warrant, Fish told police he didn’t set up the fights but he would watch them, and said “I will admit that I did at one point egg them on.”

Why run a fight club in math class? Ryan told police he wanted to befriend his students. He also confirmed he is an “idiot” and “immature,” which definitely checks out here.

Ryan, just 23, graduated from Sacred Heart University in 2017 with a degree in philosophy. He worked as a computer lab monitor and Jr. IT technician prior to starting a fight club/subbing.