The member of staff is now on 'administrative leave with pay' from the Nashville school after it was alleged he carried out the attack on a 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl who were hugging in the hallway.
The teacher reportedly admitted the act on his Facebook page, writing:
"[I] got in trouble at school today. [I] threw a bucket of water on two kids humping in the hallway of the high school where I plan to send my oldest daughter next year. It seemed to work and they stopped. Keep me in your prayers peeps."
The outraged mum of one of the kids involved told Nashville's News 2 Investigates that she was furious about the incident.
Maggie Tiefentha told the news channel that her 16-year-old son and his 17-year-old girlfriend weren't doing anything inappropriate:
"I was very upset [and] her parents were very upset," she said.
She said she felt that the teacher should have asked her son and his girlfriend to move on to class or to break it up rather than dousing them with water:
"They are not dogs. That is what you do to dogs and they are not animals," she said, "[My son] was embarrassed. He was upset. He was raging. He was very angry."
The John Overton High School suspended the teacher immediately and, Ms Tiefenthal says, handled the incident appropriately:
"School officials told us and her parents they cannot discuss the case with us, but we told them we want something done. He, the teacher, needs help. If he has problems he needs help."
Ms Tiefenthal said there was CCTV of the incident, but she has not seen it, although she has been told there is nothing 'inappropriate' on it:
"The administrator said based on the video, the kids did nothing inappropriate. Nothing. Miss Morton, the assistant principal, she saw it. Yes, they all saw the video," she said.
The school district spokesperson Olivia Brown made an official statement, saying: "This teacher is a good teacher in good standing, there are no concerns in the past, apparently he did this while at school and he is on administrative leave, the matter is being investigated by employee relations."
Goodness! Would you be outraged if a teacher did this to your kids?