since when are mondays so exciting at work?
today i had a little scare right in between fourth and fifth periods.
i came out into the hall (as we are to do during passing time) to find one student with another in a headlock. thinking they were horsing around i walked over and shouted at them to knock it off. as soon as i got over there i realized they weren't joking. one kid slammed the other kid against the wall and then hit him hard twice right in the face with yes, me right in the middle trying to pull them apart. while continuing to shout for them to stop and desperately (and unsuccessfully) pulling on them to stop, the other kid getting romped on pulled out pepper spray and it went everywhere. luckily it didn't get in my eyes but did get all over my hands and all over other people in the crowd. if you've ever experienced pepper spray before you'll know that it not only burns your eyes but completely kills your throat. needless to say, since this happened right outside my classroom, fifth period was spent with twenty coughing kids and a teacher that couldn't talk.
i didn't really see the end result of the fight because i booked it once the pepper spray was fired. i called the school cop and got her up there.
there's me again, little old me, getting myself into sticky situations at work. oh the joy of junior high...