We broke the story on April 26th about allegations of a P.E. Teacher at Johnson Middle School’s involvement in a “fight club” at the school. Today the Melbourne Police filed charges against Paul Eller with the State Attorney’s Office. In a press release they stated:
On Tuesday, April 25, 2023, the Melbourne Police School Resource Officer at Lyndon B. Johnson Middle School was contacted by the school’s administration regarding a fight that had occurred during school hours on April 21, 2023. Video was obtained of two students who were fighting in the boy’s locker room during a gym class.
In addition to the two fighting students, the video captured a group of student spectators along with the physical education teacher (Paul Eller) watching the fight. During the short fight one of the students sustained a minor injury which caused the fight to stop. While some of the spectators were talking about the injury, a single voice [Eller], could be heard making a noise to encourage the participants to begin fighting again. The two students began fighting again and it was only after a third student jumped into the fray that Eller took any action to break up the fight and separate the students.