posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 06:04 PM
a reply to: seasonal
This is one of the many reasons why you need police officers in schools today. I've broken up many fights when I was a high school teacher. I fell
over desks trying to break them up, and had my head kicked while breaking up two girls fighting. Some fights in our school have caused some older
male teachers to pull-out their backs. Some have even been physically assaulted. I've even watched teens wrestle with school cops!
Even when there's police present in the school, they can't get there quick enough to prevent teens from causing real harm to the other student. So
teachers have no choice but to intervene. I guess the current policy now is teachers are to buzz the office and stay out of it altogether. It's not
part of the teacher's contract to break up fights and the liability for the district is just too great. What's sad is some of these teens are just
too violent and they don't think of the consequences if they critically injure a student. I always found it difficult to stand-by and watch a kid
getting the crap beat out of them. Some of these teens weigh close to 300lbs! Now if the teacher intervenes they're guilty and if they don't come to
the aid of the student getting beat-up they're guilty.
With all the school shootings going on, gang related fighting, more girls engaging in physical fighting, students who have criminal records and
in-school parole officers, students disrespecting and threatening teachers, there's simply no strict student consequences for violence, disrespect, or
poor behavior. It's just not your typical high school of yester years.