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(Canada) ON: "The increasing incidents of student on teacher violence"

Mar 14, 2018, (Canada) Ontario York.com: School violence: Is it impacting your child's ability to learn? https://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/8325528-school-violence-is-it-impacting-your-child-s-ability-to-learn-/ Witnessing violent incidents in the classroom could be having a negative impact your child’s education. … “We have reached a critical point with school violence so we are reaching out beyond our membership to find a solution,” ETFO York president David Clegg said. “This requires a conversation that we haven’t attempted before.” When the term school violence is used, the majority of society jump to bullying or student on student incidents, but in this case, the discussion needs to revolve around the increasing incidents of student on teacher violence, Clegg explained. In 2013-14 school year, 194 incidents were reported in York Region District School Board’s elementary schools, by the end of this school year, the ETFO York expects to have more than 1,000 incidents reported, nearly double what was reported last year. Clegg shared examples of what were written in these reports including death threats, broken windows and smartboards, a student repeatedly stabbing a teacher in the leg with a pencil and classroom evacuations if the child cannot be de-escalated. Audience members gasped when images of “trashed” classrooms flashed across the screen. … “Imagine 20 children in a classroom who see this happening in a classroom and who are being exposed to aggression and violence on a regular basis,” Eva Oberle, University of British Columbia assistant health in populations professor with the Human Early Learning Partnership, said. …