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Buffalo, NY: Violence from students who are 'out-of-control'; teachers being attacked

Jan 29, 2018, Buffalo WBFO 88.7: Many Buffalo teachers say students are 'out of control' http://news.wbfo.org/post/many-buffalo-teachers-say-students-are-out-control The head of Buffalo's teachers union says results of a study on student behavior study are "disturbing" and "distressing." WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley reports on the survey results and has reaction from the district. Buffalo Teachers Federation president Phil Rumore said more than 1,200 city school teachers responded to the survey. According to its results, 13.6% say student behavior is "out of control" and 17.5% of teachers said behavior is "almost out of control." Teachers responded from 65 of the district's 69 schools. Teachers reported students acting out, swearing, threatening violence, and throwing furniture. Rumore is pleading with the city school district to do something. "We cannot send a student back into a teacher's class after that student has attacked a teacher, attacked a student or is disrupting a student's learning. It's that simple. Something has to be done because as you can see, the concerns of the teachers is real," Rumore said. … Rumore is calling on the district and its superintendent to work with him and teachers to work on how to stop the disruptive behavior. …