Teacher fired after fight with female student

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — An instructor at a California college says he has been fired after being accused of slamming a female student to the ground during a fight.

The Fresno Bee reported Wednesday (http://bit.ly/13mFZTT) that Brian Calhoun, a longtime instructor at Fresno City College, sent out an e-mail with the news on Tuesday.

Calhoun’s attorney, Roger Nuttall, told the Bee his client had support from colleagues and students, but not the powers that be.

Calhoun and 19-year-old Kevynn Gomez got into a fight at the college on March 22.

Gomez told police she cursed at the 69-year-old Calhoun because he was being rude and punched him after he pinned her. Police say Calhoun then slammed Gomez onto the ground.

Calhoun was cited for misdemeanor battery. He says he is facing a jury trial in September.

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