Michael Kable, Maitland Grossman High Teacher, issues shock confession over ... trends now
A high school teacher accused of brawling with a student admits he 'did the wrong thing' - as he's pictured with a large bandage wrapped around his wrist.
Michael Kable, 62, was hit with an apprehended violence order and charged with common assault on Tuesday night after a student at Maitland Grossman High School, near Newcastle, was allegedly assaulted in the industrial arts relief teacher's classroom.
Video of the altercation surfaced online allegedly showing Mr Kable grabbing the student by the scruff of the shirt and pulling him over a table - before a student chucks furniture at him.
On Thursday morning, Daily Mail Australia spoke to Mr Kable outside his home in a small suburb just outside Newcastle.
Appearing remarkably calm for someone who was on bail, is due to face court next month and is at the centre of a media storm, Mr Kable insisted there is two sides to every story, and noted lawyers had advised him not to speak.
'At the end of the day, I did the wrong thing,' he said.
Michael Kable, 62, is pictured outside his home with large bandage on his right wrist
Mr Kable (pictured) is accused of grabbing a student and pulling him across a desk in a classroom
Mr Kable said he was appreciative of the support he has received online - with more than 5000 people signing a Change.org petition claiming the video had been taken out of context, that he was being 'defamed' and regularly suffered physical and verbal abuse from students.
Mr Kable his family nearby and have been checking on him - but was taking responsibility for what happened.
'It's nice to see there has been support,' he added.
'But I've got myself into this situation.'
He also said that managing troublesome students was 'just a part of