TUNICA COUNTY, Miss. — A Tunica County Sheriff Deputy said a teacher and an administrator got into a fight in front of students, according to WREG, a CBS affiliate in Memphis, Tenn.
Edward Norwood, who is a teacher and a football coach, got into a fight with Trosiki Pettis, who is the assistant principal and athletic director at Rosa Fort High School.
The deputy who witnessed the fight said Pettis gave Norwood a letter. The two exchanged words, but Pettis walked away.
They said Norwood came became Pettis and threw the first punch.
School officials released the following statement about the incident:
“It is unacceptable that this incident occurred during instructional time and in the presence of students, whose safety and security remain the district’s primary concern.”