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(Canada) Ontario dealing with elementary school violence

June 21, 2017, CBC (Toronto, Canada): Violence against elementary teachers in Ontario public schools on the rise, union says http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/etfo-violence-in-schools-more-front-line-supports-teachers-union-1.4172423 The union that represents Ontario public elementary teachers says violence by students against teachers is on the rise and it's calling on the province to invest in "more front-line supports" this fall to ensure schools are safe. According to the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO), the violence takes such forms as hitting, biting, punching and spitting. It is often directed at teachers but also at other students. And in some cases, it means classrooms are evacuated as school officials attempt to get situations under control. ETFO president Sam Hammond told reporters on Wednesday that more support is needed immediately for children with behavioural challenges. That support for special education means the hiring of additional educational assistants, child and youth workers, social workers, school support counsellors and school board psychologists…. Tamara Dufour, president of the Hamilton-Wentworth designated early childhood educator local with ETFO, said the violence in schools takes a range of forms. ...