An Omaha Public School District teacher may be out of a job. McMillan Magnet Middle School science teacher, 39 year old Patrick Kocsis is suspended from the classroom after an incident Monday involving two students. Kocsis is accused trying to settle an argument between two13 and 14 year old boys by making them go outside and physically fight.
OPS spokesperson Luanne Nelson the district has completed an investigation and will recommend to the school board Mr. Kocsis be terminated. The Board of Education will consider the termination at their next regular meeting on Wednesday, September 7th.
Nelson says the two boys involved did receive in-school suspension as discipline for their actions inside the classroom. That discipline has since been removed from their school records.
Kocsis was also cited for two counts of misdemeanor child neglect. The incident was captured on school security cameras.
Nelson says this started when the two boys were arguing over a piece of candy.