The Baltimore Teacher’s Union and Union representing school employees have addressed student violence after two members of staff were recently assaulted.
Unions representing teachers, workers, and administrative staff all weighed are speaking out as the attacks on member's of staff have become more frequent.
According to WJZ, a member of staff says she had suffered from a mild concussion, bruising, bites, and even had her hair pulled out after a student at the National Academy Foundation assaulted her.
The staff member told them that a ninth-grader punched and cursed at her after being told she was not allowed a drink of water from her office. That same student had allegedly attacked a cafeteria worker at the school back in November.
“Very upset about it, ” said Marietta English, President of the Teacher’s Union.
“Very upset that this has happened again in our schools. That’s why we formed our task force to try to figure out what other appropriate consequences for behavior like this.”
President of the Administrative Union, Jimmy Gittings exolained why the student is still attending the school.
“It is appalling that this situation has occurred,” said Gittings. “It’s difficult to remove this student from the building simply because the student is on disability and according to COMAR law, you can’t remove a child on disability.”