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Explore more claims Photo by Kim Hairston Every day it hurts like hell, and my life is forever changed. You eventually start to give up on the dishes. Every time I think about it now, I think the same thing when I was laying on the floor: Hundreds of the claims filed since involved assaults on educators, according to a review of city data.
In claim summaries, they described the incidents in graphic terms: Employee is pregnant, went into labor. Also kicked in the back. Student grabbed him by legs, tackling him to ground and robbing him of tickets.
He threw the ball and hit me in the head. When walking from the classroom she kicked me in ankle. In office she kicked me in knee and hit face. I was pushed and slapped on left side of face.
Student slammed the door, hitting her in the abdomen. The student also threw a pencil at her, striking her left forehead. Though teachers receive training about handling fights, school police can help as well.
Suspension data are a more reliable gauge of school safety and student-teacher relations, Edwards said. The largest single category: And such incidents can leave other scars. And Edwards said the district has begun emphasizing to teachers that they should rely on trained professionals, such as school police, to handle situations.
Thompson Guerrier, a para-educator at Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Elementary School, said teachers have little choice but to intervene. One of his claims stemmed from breaking up a minutes-long fight between two young boys that spilled from the classroom into the hallway.
It would be one of at least three fights he broke up that day, he said. We are adults, and they are minors. Guerrier, 45, said most of his time in his fourth-grade special-education classroom last year was spent pulling students off each other, and this year is no different.
Sometimes the strains to his back, neck and elbow were instant, Guerrier said. But he was denied compensation for a separate claim in which he said he was injured breaking up another fight; he is appealing that decision in Circuit Court. He also is appealing a claim related to an assault in December Baltimore County has recorded teacher injury claims in recent years, as has Howard County, which is consistently ranked as one of the best-performing districts in the state.
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