Assaults on Teachers Happens More Than You Think

Related to a previous blog entry last week in which I talked about instances of assaults on teachers occuring at Page, see this article from today’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. And the Feds are taking notice.

The article describes an increase of student-to-teacher assaults in Allegheny County, Pa., which includes the City of Pittsburgh.

It states: “Some teachers are at greater risk than others of being attacked by a student, according to a 2006 study by the U.S. Department of Education. Male teachers are more than twice as likely to report an attack than female teachers and elementary school teachers were more likely than secondary school teachers to be attacked.

“Public school teachers are more likely than private school teachers to be threatened with injury or physically attacked by students in school. And teachers in central city schools were more likely than their peers in suburban or rural schools to report being threatened with injury or physically attacked, according to the study,” the article says.

Sounds like an epidemic, folks. And this will require a real solution.


E.C. 🙂


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