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Former teacher pleads not guilty in 'Fight Club' case

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Ryan Fish (CT State Police) Ryan Fish (CT State Police)
Brian Levesque, Tatiana Patten and Jeffrey Theodoss were arrested in for not reporting a fight club in Montville High School. (State police) Brian Levesque, Tatiana Patten and Jeffrey Theodoss were arrested in for not reporting a fight club in Montville High School. (State police)
NORWICH, CT (AP) -

A former Connecticut substitute teacher accused of organizing a student fight club is pleading not guilty.

Twenty-three-year-old Ryan A. Fish is charged with multiple counts of risk of injury to a child and reckless endangerment while teaching at Montville High School.

He filed his plea with an attorney in Norwich Superior Court Tuesday and is requesting a jury trial.

The high school's principal, superintendent and an assistant superintendent were arrested in April for not telling authorities about allegations that Fish organized fights between students inside a math classroom, and have been placed on leave.

Fish was fired in October.

Montville Police began investigating Fish in December after videos surfaced showing fights between students in his classroom.

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