Which Came First, the Violence or the Video?

A Philadelphia teacher who recorded badly behaving students is suing over his job loss

From the Department of WTF: Harry Drake, a carpentry teacher in the Philadelphia School District, was fired in 2009, following an incident in his classroom. After becoming frustrated with his disruptive students, Drake attempted to take video of the actions when an angry student lunged at him. A security officer showed up and instead of reprimanding the student, she questioned Drake, who was eventually sentenced to a stint in teacher jail before being fired. (Because clearly, the problem was the video camera and not, say, the violence in the classroom.) Drake is now suing. [Inquirer]