Dec 5, 2016, RiskandInsurance.com: Schools Face Increasing Violence Physical contact between students and teachers in one Minnesota school district tripled over the past five years http://riskandinsurance.com/schools-face-increasing-violence/ Eight of 10 teachers nationwide report being victimized by students at least once in a school year. The U.S. Department of Education said it’s a national crisis with both obvious and hidden costs for teachers and districts. In a July 2015 report addressing teacher victimization by students, (i.e., harassment, theft, property damage and physical attacks) the department cited more than $2 billion lost annually and lost work days approaching one million…. “We see injuries occurring from teachers breaking up an altercation between students, which is the second most frequent type of an injury,” he said. The most frequent stems from acting out by students with special education needs.