Allen Rushing: Teacher Arrested For Ear Pulling! (Photos)

September 16, 2010

Allen Rushing is the NJ teacher arrested for allegedly pulling a child out of class by the ear. Find out what came of the charge, and see related photos and video here.


It has become the daily challenge of all modern educators; how to hold back the uncontrollable urge to throttle today’s rude, out of control kids. And if you follow the news, it seems more and more teachers are not finding that self-control.

Gym teacher Allen Rushing at Monroe High School in New Jersey recently pleaded guilty to a ‘disorderly persons offense’ stemming from an incident that occurred in February of 2009. He was subsequently sentenced to 90 days in jail.

Here’s how reports describe the run-in:

A student was apparently trying to come back into his classroom to get an iPod he had accidentally left behind. Rushing says he asked the boy to leave several times, but rather than comply with his request, he says the child cursed at him. That’s when he apparently grabbed a hold of the boy’s ear, and dragged him out of the classroom.

Even the judge admitted there was a ‘degree of provocation’ involved, but noted that Rushing has a history of losing self-control.

Here’s the unbelievable part: NBC New York reports that he was already on probation for stalking and violating a restraining order.

So far it is unclear whether or not those legal issues occurred after the incident with the child, but it leaves me wondering about the character of this guy—a teacher who was convicted of stalking?! I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that I wouldn’t want my kid being left under his supervision.

Learn more about his checkered past and see his photo here.

What do you think, did Allen Rushing go too far by allegedly grabbing the kid’s ear?

I also included a video about another incident involving a teacher and an ear below.

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3 Responses to “Allen Rushing: Teacher Arrested For Ear Pulling! (Photos)”

  1. 1
    Miriam Says:

    What a jerk, I hope he gets punished, there in way nobody should treat a child like this, besides to pull a child’s ear can leave permanent damaged

  2. 2
    Jen Says:

    i would kick someones butt if they pulled my child’s ear. and stalking OMG!

  3. 3
    Rachelle Says:

    This is beyond messed up.