A substitute teacher was caught hitting his students with a belt in a terrifying video, and it could cost him his job. The incident happened on Friday at a middle school in Maryland, and there is some controversy over the video.

Some people say the man was attacking the students, but others say he was trying to break up a fight between students. It does look like he is hitting the kids who are on the ground as other students get out of the way.

No one knows how the video made its way onto social media. The school district won't release the man's name, but say they don't "condone this type of behavior and it is not representative of the level of professionalism and respectful conduct of the team at the school.”

For now, the substitute teacher has been “removed from the classroom” and the case is being investigated.