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MONTVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut high school where a former substitute teacher is charged with running a student “fight club” has placed another administrator on leave, but officials say it is for an unrelated matter.

Assistant Superintendent Laurie Pallin said Tuesday that Montville High School acting assistant principal Phil Orbe is being investigated for comments made to a student. She did not specify the nature of the comments.

But Orbe tells The Day of New London that while reprimanding a student for having a backpack in the halls, he said in a joking manner, “Do I have to throw you down the hallway?”

He says he has a good relationship with the student, who understood the joke.

Three administrators were charged last week with failing to report abuse in connection with the “fight club.”