Lissedia Batista, a twenty seven year old Bronx middle school teacher suffered a miscarriage following breaking up a fight between two of her middle school students.
Batista was teaching a Spanish class at Exploration Academy when she was elbowed in her abdomen, was pushed and kicked, and eventually fell. Batista was transported to the North Central Bronx Hospital following the dispute and later miscarried her baby.
Batista was four months pregnant. Batista refused comment when approached by the press.
The United Federation of Teachers is investigating the incident as well as several other incidents of violence within the school. The students involved in the fistfight have been suspended from school.