Policy prevented Florida teacher from breaking up fight

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    School district says policy prevented Florida teacher from breaking up fight | syracuse.com

    What do you think - Should teachers be expected to intervene in physical altercations?
     
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    Students are under the supervision of the class room teacher and the school while there. ABSOLUTELY a teacher should intervene when a fight breaks out. This is ignorant. The school is responsible for those students. By NOT breaking up the fight, if something happens to one or both of them the school can and will be sued.

    As for the bullshit cop out about disciplining a teacher for breaking up a fight, THAT is a school policy that is ignorant as hell.
     
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    Blame the lawyers Sarge. As I've stated before, our school and union only advises teachers to say "stop fighting" and call for security. Of course, most intervene when necessary, but we have had teachers hurt badly. Also, I witnessed a "young lady" being restrained by a trained police officer yell "He's touching my boobs!" Some of these little pretend victims are trained from birth to sue. It's a shame.

    I have a feeling all teachers will have to be trained in this in the near future. But there will be circumstances where a 5 ft. female cannot get in the middle of two 6 ft. teenagers. What then?
     
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    I expect the teachers to do all they can to stop the fight. I am glad another student got it on video to help prosecute the aggressor & document the schools negligence.
     
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    Tasers.


    "Don't Tase Me, Teach!!!"
     
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    Ah the mantra of the municipal employee, "There's no good reason, it's just our policy"
     
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    :lol: Ahh.. I can just see the "Don't Tase Me, Teach!!!" YouTube video now. :lol:
     
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    It seems to me there's a world of difference between a fight breaking out in a hallway or lunchroom or even locker room, then one in a classroom where students shouldn't be unattended.

    The video says the teacher was at his desk, on the computer when this began. There's no defense for that. Assuming this began at the beginning of class, why else would the 'bully' be up out of his seat? why wasn't the teacher welcoming the students and getting a 'feel' of what was up? That's just 'best practices.'
     
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    Depends on the teacher and who is fighting.

    When I was in middle and high school they had a handful of male teachers called "the Q squad" who were called over the loud speaker to break up any fights your typical 5 foot nothing female teacher couldn't handle.
     
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    iirc this policy was put in place after a teacher in PB county was knifed while attempting to break up a fight.

    IMO, we don't pay teachers enough to risk their lives and most schools, at least in my county, have a cop on duty and security round the clock.

    School is a prison.
     

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