45 Pennsylvania Teachers Quit Due to Violent Students: 'I've Been Kicked, Punched, Hit & Scratched'

Chris Menahan
InformationLiberation
Nov. 22, 2017

At least 45 teachers have quit their jobs in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania due to constant attacks by violent students, including first graders.

From The Daily Mail:
The Harrisburg Education Association (HEA) said that at least 45 teachers resigned between July and October, and more have followed since. Those who remain are now demanding more help from administrators.

'I have been kicked, punched, hit, scratched. I've had a student physically restraining me in front of my other students,' first-grade teacher Amanda Shaeffer told board members, according to Penn Live.
She added that 'many of the personal things that I have bought for my classroom have been broken or destroyed.'

[...]'Teachers and students are being hit, kicked, slapped, scratched, cussed at.... and observing other students flip over tables, desks and chairs,' she said. 

'Teachers have had to take the rest of their class into the hallway to protect them during these outbursts.'
Here's an example of a typical day at work:



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