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Syracuse Teachers Association, Inc.

731 James Street, Syracuse, New York 13203


(315) 472-6374 (315) 435-4526 Fax (315) 472-6379
www.syracuseteachers.org
November 23, 2015
Syracuse City School District Board of Education
Superintendent Sharon Contreras
Syracuse City School District
725 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
RE: STA/NYSUT SCHOOL SAFETY SURVEY
Superintendent Contreras and Commissioners of Education:
Attached please find the 2015 Syracuse Teachers Association Workplace Violence Survey
Summary and Results. Conducted by NYSUT on our behalf and completed in November, we
believe the results demonstrate the urgent need for immediate action by the SCSD to make
school safety its highest priority.
As you know, the STA and our members have been raising concerns about school safety for the
past several years. We have described and documented the continued deterioration of teaching
and learning conditions in the SCSD and shared those concerns with you consistently. While we
have been generally supportive of the new Code of Conduct, we have also pointed out that its
implementation has been fraught with problems.
In the survey our members describe their concerns about the level of violence in their
workplaces, recounting instances of harassment, threats and physical assaults. They describe the
dire need for more training, increased staffing and tighter security measures. They dont believe
the Code of Conduct is working and negative student behavior is being tolerated at the expense
of safety.
We have seen SCSD presentations citing decreased suspension rates as a measure of the Code of
Conducts success. We dont believe those statistics really tell us much about whats happening
in schools. This survey, on the other hand, reveals a frustrated and demoralized SCSD workforce
who does not believe their workplaces are safe and are asking for help. We think the Board and
Superintendent would be wise to carefully consider our members responses before drawing any
conclusions about the progress of implementing the Code.

NYSUT #07-115
AFT#2999
Kevin Ahern, President, kahern@syrteach.org
Michael Foley, Executive VP for Labor Relations, mfoley@syrteach.org

The results of this survey should come as no surprise, but rather confirmation and evidence of
what the front line STA educators and support personnel are feeling every day. The STA
believes that all employees, students and community members have an absolute right to safe
schools. As the SCSDs leaders and decision-makers, it is up to you to take the immediate and
necessary steps to ensure that this occurs.
Sincerely,

Kevin R. Ahern
President

CC:

Sharon Contreras, Superintendent


Michael Foley, STA Executive Vice President for Labor Relations

NYSUT #07-115
AFT#2999
Kevin Ahern, President, kahern@syrteach.org
Michael Foley, Executive VP for Labor Relations, mfoley@syrteach.org

2015 Syracuse Teachers Association


Workplace Violence Survey
Summary and Results

RESEARCH & EDUCATIONAL SERVICES


800 TROY-SCHENECTADY ROAD
LATHAM, NY 12110-2455
WWW.NYSUT.ORG

2015 Syracuse Teachers Association


Workplace Violence Survey
In the summer of 2015, the Syracuse Teachers Association (STA) conducted a survey of
members regarding their experiences with workplace violence. The survey was conducted
through the NYSUT Polling Center and 838 members completed the survey.
There is concern among the respondents about the level of violence in the Syracuse City School
District. More than half of the respondents have been harassed at their workplace, more than half
have been threatened and more than one-third have been physically assaulted. Most often the
respondents say students are the offenders.
The majority of respondents report there is inadequate training (if any) and they do not feel
equipped to handle these situations on their own. They see the Code of Conduct as ineffective
because there are no consequences for poor student behavior. They would like to see greater
staffing and increased security in an effort to curb some of the violence and threats of violence.
A summary of the findings follows and the appendix contains all the comments made to openended questions.
DEMOGRAPHICS
The respondents are across the board when it comes to the time in their current position. While
nearly 40 percent have been in the position five years or less, 18 percent have been there from
six to 10 years and 43 percent have been there more than 10 years.

SAFETY
A majority of the respondents, 63 percent, say access to the building and classrooms in which
they work are restricted to only authorized staff and escorted guests. However, another 35
percent say such restrictions do not exist. More than half, 53 percent, say students are not issued
passes for movement within the school. And the majority of the respondents, 62 percent, say the
areas employees walk through such as the parking lots, hallways and stairwells are secure while
one-third say they are not. More than three-quarters, 77 percent, agree they are well-lit.
Seven in ten respondents say there are personal alarm systems, beepers, phones or other means
of directly communicating a need for assistance.

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Although a few respondents say the security in their workplace is fine, many of the respondents
have suggestions about how security in their workplace can be improved. They include:
Allow only one point of entry.
Ask both parents and students for identification.
Enact a stricter Code of Conduct, which would involve consistency and consequences.
Have a better security system.
Have cameras.
Have more lighting.
Have more staff available.
Have police officers in the building.
Monitor peoples movement throughout the building.
Secure the building doors.
There should be more access to communication devices, such as phones in the
classrooms.
Use metal detectors.
The full list of suggestions can be found in the appendix.
WORKPLACE SECURITY AND TRAINING
Only a minority of the respondents, 27 percent, have received employer-sponsored training on
how to deal with potentially violent situations. Not all of the training has been recent though. For
40 percent of the respondents it has been at least two years since they received training.
Additionally, 40 percent say the training did not prepare them to deal with violent situations that
may arise in their working environment. Overall only 46 percent say the training was adequate.
Considering all of the respondents, only 13 percent say they received training AND the training
was adequate.
The respondents are very interested in receiving training around the issues they deal with at
school in terms of safety and security. Some of the topics raised are generic such as
communication, conflict resolution and dealing with students socially and emotionally. Others
are very specific such as:
Develop mock situations so we know what to do in different scenarios.
How can I deescalate a situation before it becomes violent?
How can I restrain someone appropriately?
How do I deal with strangers in the school?
What am I allowed to do to defend myself?
What is appropriate for violent situations (both verbal and physical) involving both
students and parents?

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What should I do if students are fighting? What am I allowed to do without the threat of a
lawsuit?

A full set of suggestions can be found in the appendix.


EMPLOYER POLICIES
Only 20 percent of the respondents say there is a violence prevention program in their
workplace. More than half, 57 percent, say one does not exist and the remaining 24 percent are
not sure. Even if a program exists in the workplaces of that 24 percent of the respondents, it does
little good if the staff does not know about it. Over half of the respondents, 59 percent, say there
is a written policy concerning violence in their workplace and most, 83 percent, have read it.
Unfortunately, only 20 percent of the respondents say there is a program to provide support for
employees who are victims of violence. In terms of counseling, 37 percent say there is
counseling available for victims of violence, 25 percent say there is counseling available for
those who were witnesses and 25 percent say there is counseling for those who are concerned.
Two-thirds of the respondents are not sure if any of these counseling options are available. That
might be because they have not needed them.
Among the suggestions for training was information on how to deescalate a situation before it
becomes violent. Although these respondents are interested in preventing violent situations, they
indicate they are not fully supported in that effort. For example, only one-third of the
respondents say information about potentially violent students/visitors is communicated to
appropriate staff. Less than 40 percent say they have dedicated time in the workday to discuss
and collaborate about problematic student behavior.
The respondents were asked about risk factors for violence that may be present in their school.
Many of the factors most commonly cited have already been mentioned in the results. Staffing
shortages was cited by 61 percent of the respondents and bad policies were chosen by 51 percent
of the respondents. Nearly 40 percent said there is inadequate or ineffective training and 36
percent cited poor management.

VIOLENT INCIDENTS
Approximately half of the respondents say they have been harassed at their current job.
Typically,
a student has been the harasser. The respondents describe the incidents and often the harassment
involves verbal harassment and threats of physical violence or destruction of personal property.
Some respondents also received phone calls or items left at their homes. Many respondents
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indicated the threats eventually became reality. A full description of the harassing incidents
provided by the respondents can be found in the appendix.
An even greater proportion, 57 percent, says they have been threatened at their current job. Most
commonly the threats came from a student and the nature of the threat was to injure or kill the
respondent. Many respondents reported the threat came from the relative or friend of a student,
often the parent of a student.
Just over one-third, 36 percent, say they have been physically assaulted at their current job.
Students were reported responsible in nearly every case. Seventy percent of the time the
incidents took place in a classroom. The respondents who were assaulted indicate that 81 percent
of the time they were not alone at the time of the assault. Half of the respondents say the assault
left them with bruises and many respondents indicated they received cuts, broken bones,
swelling, soreness, aches, back and/or neck pain. One in five say they experienced psychological
trauma. While 42 percent of the respondents did seek medical treatment for their most recent
injury, only two respondents needed to stay overnight in a hospital and 14 percent lost time from
work because of the injury.
The overwhelming majority of the respondents, 90 percent, have reported an incident, whether it
was harassment, a threat or a physical assault, to management. The response and follow-up
actions vary widely. In some cases the management was supportive, yet not in others. In some
cases the student was removed from the class either temporarily or permanently, but not in all.
Sometimes the child was spoken to but allowed to remain in the class. Some respondents say
management was supportive, even if there was no action taken against the student. Others say
management was not supportive and went so far as to reprimand the teacher for alerting the
authorities to the issue. The full description of the responses to reports of harassment, threats or
violence can be found in the appendix.

PERSONAL OPINIONS
Given the percentage of respondents who have been harassed, threatened, and/or physically
assaulted at work, it is not a surprise that many still currently fear for their safety. Two-thirds say
they are very worried or somewhat worried about their safety. Nearly 40 percent say they are
not very prepared or not at all prepared to handle a violent situation. (Among the
respondents who say they are very worried or somewhat worried, nearly half say they are
not very prepared or not at all prepared to handle such a situation.)
Although slightly more than half of the respondents say their employer is very committed or
somewhat committed to preventing workplace violence, another 43 percent say the employer

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is not very committed or not at all committed to this. Similarly, while 57 percent of the
respondents say violence and threats are not considered part of the job by administration,
supervisors and/or employees, the remaining 43 percent disagree.
Sadly, 43 percent of the respondents have seriously considered changing their occupation due to
violent incidents they were involved in, witnessed or knew about.
Finally, the respondents were asked for any additional comments to close the survey. Many of
the respondents took the opportunity to express their dissatisfaction with the Code of Conduct.
They say it is not enforced and provides no consequences for poor student behavior. This seems
to compound the respondents frustration with the level of violence in schools that some say has
gotten worse over the years. It has led some to look for work in another building or district or
retire.

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New York State United Teachers


800 Troy-Schenectady Road Latham, N.Y. 12110
518-213-6000 800-342-9810
FAX: 518-213-6450

2015 Syracuse TA
Workplace Violence Survey
September 2015
N=838
Hello, I am calling from NYSUT, the statewide union on behalf of the Syracuse Teachers Association. We are
conducting a survey with members like you to discuss violence in the workplace. This is for research purposes
only and your responses will be kept confidential.

1.

N=838
How long have you been working in your current
position?

0-5 years

6-10 years

Over 10 years

327/39%

150/18%

361/43%

I am going to ask you some questions about your workplace or facility with regards to safety.

2.
3.
4.

N=838
Yes
Is access to the building and classrooms restricted to only
authorized staff and escorted guests? N=838 .............................. 527/63%
Are students consistently issued passes for movement
within the school? ....................................................................... 368/44%
Are all areas that employees walk through ( e.g. parking
lots, hallways, stairwells, etc.):

No

Not sure

297/35%

14/2%

441/53%

29/4%

Secure? .......................................................................................
521/62%

285/34%

32/4%

b. Well lit? .......................................................................................


647/77%
Are there personal alarm systems, beepers, phones or other
means of directly communicating a need for assistance?
N=838 ............................................................................................. 582/70%

157/19%

34/4%

238/28%

18/2%

a.

5.

How can security be improved at your workplace or in the field (e.g. better lighting, more security
personnel)?
Please see appendix

6.

Now I am going to ask you some questions regarding workplace security and training.
Yes
7.

Have you received any employer-sponsored training on how


to deal with potentially violent situations? N=838 ...................... 229/27%
N=226
a.

No

Not sure

601/72%
Skip to Q9

8/1%

Past Year

2 years

3 years or more

141/62%
If yes, did you receive this training within? .................................

42/19%

43/19%

N=229
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Yes

No

Not sure

123/54%

92/40%

14/6%

8.

Do you feel training is adequate? N=229 .................................... 105/46%

115/50%

9/4%

9.

What training do you feel would be


helpful?

b.

If yes, has your training prepared you to deal with


violent situations that (may) arise in your working
environment?

Please see appendix

Next, I am going to ask you some questions regarding workplace security and your employers policies.
N=838

10.
11.
12.

13.

14.
15.
16.

Yes

No

Is there a violence prevention program at your workplace? ......... 166/20%


474/57%
Does your workplace have a written policy concerning
violence? ...................................................................................... 498/59%
190/23%
a. If yes, have you read it? N=498 ....................................................................................
414/83%
73/15%
Is there a program to provide support for employees who
are victims of violence? N=838 ................................................... 169/20%
390/47%
Is there counseling available for: N=838

Not sure

198/24%
150/18%
11/2%
279/33%

Choose all that apply

a.

306/37%
Victims of violence .........................................................................................................

b.

210/25%
Those who were witnesses ..............................................................................................

c.

176/25%
Those who are concerned ................................................................................................

d.

552/66%
Not sure (DO NOT READ) ..............................................................................................

N=838
Yes
Is there information about potentially violent
students/visitors communicated to appropriate staff?................... 287/34%
Do you have designated time during the work day to discuss
and collaborate about problematic student behavior? .................. 325/39%
I am going to read from a list of risk factors for violence within your
school or facility: please select three present in your school. N=838

No

Not sure

469/56%

82/10%

491/59%

22/3%

Choose up to 3

a.

Staffing shortages ............................................................................................................


514/61%

b.

Inadequate or ineffective training ...................................................................................


323/39%

c.

Lack of experience of co-workers ...................................................................................


134/16%

d.

Poor management ............................................................................................................


299/36%

e.

Bad policies .....................................................................................................................


430/51%

f.

Students have too much stimulation ...............................................................................


93/11%

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g.

Students dont have enough stimulation .........................................................................


69/8%

h.

Unchecked gang activity .................................................................................................


100/12%

i.

Overcrowding ..................................................................................................................
221/26%

j.

Poor building conditions .................................................................................................


112/13%

k.

Other ................................................................................................................................
107/13%

I am now going to read you a series of questions regarding any violent incidences you may have been
involved in.
N=838

17.

No

Not sure

Have you ever been harassed at your current job? ....................... 431/51%

405/48%

2/0%

a.

Choose all that apply

b.

Yes

If yes, who harassed you?

N=429

1.

375/87%
Student(s) ........................................................................................................................

2.

7/1%
Stranger ...........................................................................................................................

3.

65/15%
Relative or friend of student ............................................................................................

4.

39/9%
Co-worker (or former co-worker) ...................................................................................

5.

20/5%
Manager or supervisor .....................................................................................................

6.

0/0%
Spouse/lover (or former spouse/lover) ............................................................................

7. Other ................................................................................................................................
31/7%
If yes, please describe the
harassment.

N=838

18.

Yes

Have you ever been threatened at your current job? .................... 478/57%

No

Not sure

357/43%

3/0%

Skip to Q19
a.

Who threatened you? N=478

Choose all that apply

1.

Student(s) ........................................................................................................................
437/92%

2.

Stranger ...........................................................................................................................
1/0%

3.

Relative or friend of student ............................................................................................


49/10%

4.

Co-worker (or former co-worker) ...................................................................................


3/1%

5.

Manager or supervisor .....................................................................................................


4/1%

6.

Spouse/lover (or former spouse/lover) ............................................................................


0/0%

7.

Other (Please see appendix ) ...........................................................................................


65/14%

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b.

What was the nature of the threat? N=472

Choose only one

1.

Threat to injure or kill you ..............................................................................................


402/85%

2.

16/3%
Threat of personal property damage................................................................................

3.

6/1%
Threat to injure or kill your family..................................................................................

4.

62/13%
Other (Please see appendix ) ...........................................................................................

The following questions are not related to any legal definition of assault.

19.

N=838
Yes
Have you ever been physically assaulted at your current
job? ............................................................................................... 302/36%

20.

Who physically assaulted you? N=300

21.

No

Not sure

534/64%
Skip to
Q27

2/0%

Choose all that apply

a.

298/99%
Student(s) ........................................................................................................................

b.

0/0%
Stranger ...........................................................................................................................

c.

Relative or friend of student ...........................................................................................


4/1%

d.

Co-worker (or former co-worker) ...................................................................................


0/0%

e.

Manager or supervisor ....................................................................................................


0/0%

f.

0/0%
Spouse/lover (or former spouse/lover)............................................................................

g.

108/36%
Other (Please see appendix ) ...........................................................................................

Where did the most recent violent incident occur? N=302

Choose only one

a.

211/70%
Classroom .......................................................................................................................

b.

5/2%
Office ..............................................................................................................................

c.

Parking lot .......................................................................................................................


0/0%

d.

While traveling to or from a home visit ..........................................................................


2/1%

e.

Other (Please see appendix ) ...........................................................................................


84/28%
Yes

22.

Were you alone when you were assaulted? N=302 .................... 56/19%

23.

What was the extent of your most recent injury? N=302


a.

No

Not sure

245/81%

1/0%

Choose all that apply

56/19%
Cuts .................................................................................................................................

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b.

Bruises.............................................................................................................................
154/51%

c.

Broken bones ..................................................................................................................


10/3%

d.

12/4%
Internal injuries ...............................................................................................................

e.

63/21%
Psychological trauma ......................................................................................................

f.

Other (Please see appendix ) ...........................................................................................


122/40%

N=302

Yes

No

24.

Did you seek medical attention for your most recent injury? .........................................
126/42%

176/58%

25.

Did you need to stay overnight in the hospital for your most recent injury? .................
2/1%

300/99%

26.
27.

41/14%
Did you lose time from work as a result of your most recent injury(s)? ........................
Did you ever report an incident (harassment, threat, or physical assault) to
271/90%
management? ..................................................................................................................
If yes, describe how management responded and what actions were
a.
taken.

261/86%
31/10%

Please see appendix


Personal Opinion
Very
worried

Somewhat
worried

28.

N=838
How concerned are you about your personal safety
at work? ...............................................................................................................
187/22%
357/43%

29.

Very
Somewhat
N=838
prepared
prepared
How prepared do you feel to handle a violent
situation (i.e., physical injury, threat or
harassment)? ........................................................................................................
131/16%
377/45%

30.

31.

Not very
worried

Not at all
worried

190/23%

104/12%

Not very
prepared

Not at all
prepared

203/24%

127/15%

Very
Somewhat
Not very
N=838
committed committed committed
How would you rate your employers
commitment to preventing workplace violence? .................................................
179/21%
294/35%
228/27%

Not at all
committed

N=838
Yes
Would you say violence/threats are not accepted as part of the job by
administration, supervisors and/or employees. ...................................................... 479/57%

No

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359/43%
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N=838

32.

33.

Yes

Have you ever seriously considered changing your occupation due to violent
incidents you were involved in, witnessed or knew about? ................................. 360/43%
Additional
comments:

No

476/57%

Please see appendix

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APPENDIX
6. How can security be improved at your workplace or in the field?
1 point of entry, pass for parents when they
Better lighting in back parking lot. Better
come in
response time. More staff.
24 hour surveillance of front door.
Better lighting in parking lot
A few more school sentries
Better lighting in parking lot
A Hall Monitor at the Point of Entry, more
Better lighting in parking lots; parents need
hall monitors, quicker response
to be escorted to classes
A phone in every classroom.
Better lighting, more personnel
Ability to be able to call office and have
Better lighting, secure building, security
someone answer
personnel
Add cameras
Better lighting; more security personnel
Add more phone lines into the classroom
Better lighting; more security personnel;
follow procedures at all times
Additional staff
Better lines of communication; enforcement
All visitors should have a pass at all times.
of rules across the board
An intercom system
Better monitor doors
Another hall monitor
Better policies
Another sentry, personal sentry
Better response time
Answer buzzer for help when fights break
Better response to requests for help
out. Stop parents stopping by classes.
Better security at the door
Answer buzzers on emergencies
Better security measures
Answer emergency calls, and more staff
Better sentries at entrance of school
Anyone can be buzzed in; this needs to stop
Better system when parents visit
Ask for identification before letting people
Better training for staff, more security
in school; more lights in car lot
Attitude toward student treatment to adults,
Better way of dealing with students fighting
not intimidate teachers
Biggest security is someone coming in from
Audio heat seeking cameras
outside
Better about signing visitors passes
Breakdown in relationship between cops &
district. No cop presence now.
Better accountability for everyone.
Building upgrade
Better code of conduct
Bus driver
Better communication between classroom
Buzzers and cameras, more aides
and office and security. More lighting
Better communication with phone in every
By being consistent with policies
classroom
Call for help takes a long time in addressing
Better grip on students
a dangerous situation
Better lighting - single point of entry
Calls to office for emergencies have gone
unanswered
Better lighting and more security personnel
Camera in every classroom - working Better lighting and more security personnel
recording cameras
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Camera vision to observe what goes on,


more security personnel
Cameras - especially in classrooms communication between classrooms
Cameras - hall monitor
Cameras - more staff
Cameras - secure playground - needs a fence
Cameras - working walkie talkies
Cameras (15 responses)
Cameras in the hallways.
Camera's inside of the bldg. Restrict access
to parts of building not being used
Cameras installed in better places, safety
mirrors, cell phones for safety
Cameras on the halls, parking lot and around
the building; phone in classrooms
Cameras, definitely police officers inside
and outside
Cameras; better procedures for arrival of
students; metal detectors
Cameras; more sentries
Cell phones for teachers - hall security
Central point of entry
Change in procedures
Check in, front door personnel, 1 door
entrance when school closed
Check on students
Children walk around the halls and parents
enter the school without warning
Clean house and go back to old school!!
Better way to communicate emergency
Code of conduct is a joke, more security
people
Code of conduct needs changes---- too
lenient
Comm. System, better sign in system
Consequences for kids who are unsafe
Consistency and consequences
Consistency on regulations on security and
teaching staff

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Consistency with rules and enforcement,


stricter access to campus
Consistent consequences.
Consistent response when needed from
office
Contain students from roaming freely
Cops in buildings, more sentries, backup
sentries
Copy of photo ID when visitor come in
Create 1 point of entry, more staff
Culture of keeping hallways clear,
consequence for violence,
Desperate need for cops on duty
Discipline students
District doesn't deal with teacher assaults.
Need guards, lighting
District review of access points - poorly
maintained
Doing more searches
Doing something about the kids who are
violent, children are the danger
Doing the best that can do that due to
restriction in dealing with students
Doing what they can already
Dont let parents and other people in without
checking in
Don't allow parents into the hallways - wait
in office area
Don't know. Maybe more security guards
Door locked at all time, classrooms need to
be locked-no parents allowed in
Door monitor
Doors are not well security in the cafeteria
areas
Doors locked
Doors need to be secure. Lock down at
school and included outsiders in.
Doors should have alarms, students can
leave without anyone knowing
Ease of entry is too easy at schools

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Enforcement of policies; only one access in


& out
Enough security - need more attention to the
kids, would help. Work in lunchroom
Escorting parents to the classroom
Every teacher have walkie talkie
Everyone needing visitors pass unless
employee, police should be called
Everything fine
Exterior doors need to be secured, cameras
should be monitored, single point of entry
Extra security guards
Extra security personnel
Extra sentries, sign in desk
Feels secure...no
Find hospital setting for kids exhibiting
severe behavior problems
Fire superintendent
Focus on parking lot more lighting or fence
Following through on rules
For office to respond to calls for assistance
Forcing parents to sign in should be
enforced
Front door needs to be more secure
Functioning cameras and surveillance
Get cameras. Stop allowing students to walk
in & out of classes
Get more police in the building
Get rid of the behavior code...the teachers
are in more danger from the students
Getting students under control
Guard at front door, more cameras
Guard at the front door
Guards to watch employee vehicles
Hall monitors and more security guards
Hall monitors and security officers
Hall monitors to prevent stray students and
sex in bathrooms
Hall monitors, police officer, and more
security guards
Hard for me to say

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Have a security guard or police officer


Have detectors
Have places for children to go if they dont
want to be in class not in hall
Have security buttons in every room
Have security guards/cops open front door
instead of using buzzer system
Having at least two sentries in the building
at all times,
Having one door where people can enter and
exit.
Having someone up front so parents cannot
get into the classroom
Hire more security
Hiring more security
Holding students accountable for their
behavior
How to prevent kids from sneaking other
kids into the bldg.
I don't know
I don't know. Maybe police. Like I said, I
work in pre-k
I feel secure
I think they're doing a pretty good job at
security
I think we're fairly secure from outside inside is a different issue
I work at an alternative school. Bring back
the cops that used to be in our
I work between schools. Hard to say when u
go from school 2 school
ID all parents
ID tags should be on more than the front
doors.
If officer was closer to classrooms, and more
monitors, stricter guidelines
If staff could actually put hands on students
If the doors are locked all the time and
monitored at all times
If we could suspend kids that deserve it
Improve consequences for students behavior

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Increase in security and hall monitors.


Increase security in morning & dismissal.
Make kids leave property after sc
Increased security
Increased staff, hall monitors, sentries,
police
Information should be passed to staff if
somethings going on
It can't be improved...it's good enough
It works the way it is
Its pretty strong
Its adequate
Its good
It's pretty secure
It's secure, no issues.
Just moved this year to new school because
of violence at old school.
Keep kids in the classroom.
Keep security staff longer than one year and
in the same building
Kids should always have a pass for the
hallway
Larger security staff
Less access to the building. Make sure
someone is greeting the doors
Less entrances, kids open doors for other
people
Lighting and better track of people in and
out everybody should sign in/out
Limited entry during arrival and dismissal
Limiting entrance and exiting doors.
Students just walk out.
Limiting movement after late bell has rung,
need passes, and papers
Made great growth towards security
Main entrance is never locked, more sentries
Make entry areas more secure - once buzzed
in can go anywhere
Make sure alarms are set and running and
check alarms when set off
Make sure people go to the office

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Make sure someone is at the door when


people enter from the street.
Makes sure everyone has a beeper, more
security guards
Making students more invested in positive
behavior
Making sure passes are taken care of, more
staff
Making sure students are issued proper
passes, escorts
Means of reaching the office which are
reliable. Security posted searches
Metal detectors need to be used more often
Metal detectors, pat-downs, more officers
Metals detectors could also help.
Monitor people coming into the building
Monitoring entrances and exits, and more
consistent behavior policy
Monitoring students more closely; lock
doors that are not exits
More admin, more sentries, more camera,
more officers
More adults (2 responses)
More adults in classroom, more engagement
of students, lack of support
More adults in the hallways not attached to
the classrooms.
More adults who available
More afraid of student behavior
More bodies
More cameras - working condition
More camera's and extra security personnel
More cameras around parking lot, near
playground. More security guards
More cameras in stairwell areas, phones
More cameras in working condition
More cameras, better lighting, and entrances
need to be secured
More cameras, more security or police
More cameras, phones in classroom, more
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More cameras. More security personnel.


Follow through. Metal detectors.
More check point for visitors. More
staff/monitors
More consequences for violent behavior of
the children.
More consequences to the students will help
More consistency
More consistency with expectations and
consequences administered
More cops
More direct contact with office or security
for quicker response
More hall monitors (5 responses)
More hall monitors and security guards
More hall monitors and security in
secondary schl, more cameras, door alarms
More hall monitors, more staff
More hall monitors, more support staff
More hall monitors, security personnel,
efficient check-in of guests
More hallway monitoring
More ID checks
More light, cameras, security entrance on all
doors
More lighting cameras, call boxes in parking
lot having a police officer
More lighting, more security, visitors need
to be escorted to classrooms
More lighting, security systems
More male security personnel
More males
More man power to deal with behavior
issues
More metal detectors
More monitors
More monitors. More people that can do
something about the situation
More more more security
More of awareness of the rules and what the
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More of it
More officers
More people (8 responses)
More people hired
More people, hall monitors and security
guards
More people, more security staff & teachers
& students wear id.
More personnel - competent would help.
More personnel to monitor
More personnel, better training of personnel
More personnel. Personnel should move
away. I was on other floor alone
More phones in open areas
More police in the area
More police officers at school; metal
detectors;
More police officers in the buildings
More respondents to incidences, not
available when needed
More restricted access to classrooms
More safety that will act on behavior of
children
More secure at front entrance
More secure with who enters the bldg.
More security personnel, verify whoever is
buzzed in belongs there
More security (20 responses)
More security and all others need to follow
procedures for letting others in building
More security by the entrance
More security cameras, faster response time
to issues
More security cameras; locks on doors need
to be fixed
More security checks.
More security during dismissal. One point of
entry.
More security guards (5 responses)
More security guards and police officers

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More security guards, more teachers, more


aides too many children.
More security in the halls
More security in the halls and entries and
better communication tools
More security in the halls watching doors
More security maybe a police officer
More security officers, better lighting in hot
hallways, some ac please
More security on the classroom
More security or police and trained for
dangerous behavior
More security personnel
More security personnel (71 responses)
More security personnel and administrators
in the hallway
More security personnel and better lighting
in parking lots
More security personnel and camera
More security personnel and faster response
time
More security personnel and get the parents
involved
More security personnel and less kids in the
hallways
More security personnel especially at
doorways. Visitors to be escorted
More security personnel for student
movement around school
More security personnel on each floor of the
building, hall monitor at front
More security personnel who do their jobs
More security personnel, another security
guard
More security personnel, better
communication systems, phones in
classroom
More security personnel, better lighting,
beepers, more people in hallway
More security personnel, bigger school or
less students less crowding

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More security personnel, front entrance


guard, better lighting
More security personnel, hall monitors,
lighting, more secure door access
More security personnel, having less
physically aggressive students
More security personnel, lock all doors,
screen people, use buzzer, show ID
More security personnel, metal detectors
More security personnel, more access to
communication devices
More security personnel, more
consequences for the students
More security personnel, more consistency
w/personnel. Cameras
More security personnel, more eyes...more
staff; follow the code of conduct
More security personnel, more playground
security
More security personnel, more sentries,
1:800 kids, more help
More security personnel, more staff to help
with discipline help calls
More security personnel, not let just anyone
come in to the school
More security personnel, passes definitely
required, walkie-talkies, respond
More security personnel, police officers
More security personnel, police officers in
every building, just more personnel
More security personnel, police,
More security personnel, side doors locked,
ID when people enter front door
More security personnel, single point entry,
better lit parking lot,
More security personnel, student
accountability
More security personnel, teachers subbing
for administrators
More security personnel, ways to
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More security personnel. Consistent


accompany of parents/guests. Door guard
More security personnel. Faster access to
them.
More security personnel. Hit the buzzer and
no one comes
More security personnel. More hall monitors
More security personnel. One on each floor
at least.
More security personnel; beepers in
classrooms are not answered???
More security personnel; better lighting;
More security personnel; cameras etc.
More security personnel; more cameras;
alarms on the doors
More security personnel; more officers
More security personnel; more student
movement restrictions
More security personnel; need hall monitors
More security personnel; need officer at
main office
More security personnel; officers in
buildings if possible
More security personnel; single point of
entry
More security personnel; stronger
consequences for students
More security personnel; updated intercom
system
More security staff
More security staff - staff alert button worn
on clothing for help
More security staff especially at front door.
More trained staff
More security staff members
More security staff to cover each door
More security staff, so many students not
many security staff
More security staff. Limit entry points. Too
easy for kids to cut out of school
More security staff. Only have 1 and there
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More security staff. We only have 1 person


More security, check passes, escort parents
rather than just signing in
More security, in terms of whose coming in
and out of school
More security, more bodies in the building
More security, more hall monitors
More security, more leeway to enforce
More security, not letting parents wander
whenever
More security, something quicker to contact
the necessary personnel
More security. Assigned person in the halls
More sentries - we're running low. Walkie
talkies,
More sentries (2 responses)
More sentries (8 responses)
More sentries in the building, discipline
More sentries in the hall
More sentries, alarm system
More sentries, hall monitors, and id checks
More sentries, more alarms, more security
measures more hallway supervision
More sentries, police officers
More sentries, stricter access
More sentry officers, in building.
More social workers especially for the
middle school
More staff - cameras
More staff - cell phones for staff
More staff - come when called for help
More staff - keep more strangers out - must
have valid id
More staff - lock doors - enforce single point
of entry
More staff - more cameras
More staff - phone for each classroom
More staff (26 responses)
More staff ; cell phones for each teacher
More staff in hallways
More staff in hallways, sentry or teachers

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More staff members-we only have 2 security


for 900 students
More staff near all doors
More staff, more hall monitors
More staff, more sentries, security officers,
hall monitors, following rule
More staff, near doors, cameras
More staff, police
More staff, security,
More staff, teachers and security
More staffing. People monitoring. Enforce
punishment
More supervision of students in the hallways
More trained hall monitors, officers, and
sentries
More trained security personnel (3
responses)
More trained security personnel; better
lighting in parking lots
More training how to intervene in crisis
situation
More visibility, more people in hall
More visible security and walking people in.
Check in the rooms.
More walkie talkies
Moving location of check in
My school is relatively secure.
NA...school bus driver
Need a police officer
Need a police officer in the building
Need adult supervision when visitors enter
building
Need hall monitors
Need more help. Not enough staff. Need
more security staff
Need more people to deal with our
population of students
Need more police officers in our building
besides security personnel
Need more security officers
Need more security staff

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Need more security staff. We only have 2


people where I work.
Need more security, more staff members,
Need more staff
Need more supervision with transition in the
hallway
Need personnel to handle assistance calls;
hold students accountable for th
Need phones in the classroom, parking lots
are very unsafe, cars broken in
Need police officers for security
Need security personnel. Card system to get
in and out of building
Need stronger administration to follow
through with consistent consequences
Need three at least four sentries in the
building. Better communication
Need to check for weapons, unsafe behavior
Need to hire more staff and more security
Needs a single point of entry. Parents need
to show ID. Then call the child
Needs to be more security and faster
Needs to have one trained security officer on
each floor
No consequences for students moving
around, unsecure area, lack of personnel
No need right now
No one shows up when calling the office
No one to tell people where to go and check
people in
No problems
No suggestions
Not allowing every person at the door in
Not allowing parents to roam with escorts
Not allowing parents to volunteer in classes
it causes problems
Not an issue
Not enough searches of visitors at the door
Not long enough to make an opinion
Not many problems

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Not much. Admin. Hands are tied. Kids get


away w/everything
Not sure. I'm in middle school - it's scary.
Need more security staff
Not sure. Kids keep returning after major
incidents and needs 2 stop.
Officers in all buildings, increase security
staff, parents must check-in
Officers should be present
Old intercom system, nobody comes when
call for help
One designated officer at front desk at all
times, more officers
Only 1 security guard right now, need more
Only have 1 access point for entry
Only one point of entry with one security
guard
Overhaul of all security measures
Panic button system, male assistant
Parents must go to front desk first
Parents should be able to walk children in
and out
Parents should go to office before classroom
Parents shouldn't be able to go where they
want to go without authorization
Parents shouldn't be allowed to wander
campus without pass
Parents walk in and go directly to the
classroom.
Parking lot lights on by 5:30am, teacher
parking lights on by 6:30am,
People are buzzed in and dont always go to
office, right to class
People don't sign in , there is no protocol
People let into the building get buzzed in
and dont check in the office
People making sure that guests are supposed
to be actually going
People need to report to office when arriving
Perhaps a policeman in the school. The
presence would help.

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Personal alarm systems need to answered,


more hall monitors
Personnel who sits by door, sign ins with
IDs
Phone from classroom to office
Phone in the classroom
Phone system in the classroom and cameras
around the building
Phones for direct assistance
Phones in classes, security guards, single
point entry
Phones in classroom, walls
Phones in classrooms, hall monitors, police
officers
Phones in every room
Phones in every room. No cellphone
reception.
Phones need to be in the classrooms
Police are needed due to physical attacks by
students
Police officer in the school
Police officers
Police officers and metal detectors
Police officers in certain schools would be
good
Police officers present
Police officers, access to phones in our
rooms
Police officers, more staff, but with code of
conduct, can't do much
Police should be in the building
Policies need to be adhered to
Present sentry lets anyone in. Need
competent sentry
Preventing parents from entering the
building unchecked
Proper valid entrance to building
Provide direct access to security instead of
needing to go through main office
Put a security officer at main entrance, staff
in place for emergencies

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Putting a police officer in building


Quicker reactions when situations occur and
a want to react
Quicker response time when calling for help
Quicker response time. Sometimes calls go
to voice mail
Reduce the points of entry
Regular checks on students
Reinforcement of escorting students instead
of passes
Relocating main office
Remove cell phones
Remove code of conduct, respond to calls
for help, consequences to children
Removing violent students quickly, need
punishment for students who bring w
Respond to calls more promptly, more
security personnel.
Response from office when buzzer is pushed
- cell phone for staff
Response time needs to be quicker and more
staff
Restorative justice, no control for students.
Have problems with restoration
Restrict access of unauthorized
visitors/parents; more hall monitors
Restrict move of visitors in the school. The
buzzer let everyone in the school
Restricting people coming in (i.e. parents)
and wandering.
School district can improve climate by
knowing whats going on in the community
School rules need to be enforced
Secure measures within the building by
teachers
Secure staff bathrooms, more security
Securing the building, more direct route to
main office, signing in
Security
Security cameras for parking lot
Security guard or an interventionist

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camera, office near main entrance
Security is fine (4 responses)
Security more
Security needs to come when they page
them
Security officer at front door
Security personnel (10 responses)
Security personnel and better lighting
Security personnel or monitor
Security personnel some security is great
others not so much
Security personnel-two per floor
Security should be consistent, more staff,
students are running the campus
Security staff could be better trained
Security to walk staff to parking lot
Sentries more present, more alert, stricter
acces to campus
Sentries need to be in halls
Sentries, lots of them
Separate the room for children who are
unruly and the ones who are good
Should be a person at single point of entry
and a beeper on the wall
Single point of entrance which is enforced
Single point of entry, more 'like' escorted
visitors
Single point of entry.
Single point of entry-really screen parents
Somebody at the entrance to walk people
when they are buzzed in.
Someone needs to be stationed at front door
Someone to answer the buzzer in the main
office from the classrooms
Someone to check visitors into office
Staff (7 responses)
Staff at every exit
Staff for after school hours
Staff in hallways to direct people to office
Staff increase (2 responses)

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Stick to rules. Need a means to stop


fighting
Stop having students letting other students
into the building. Plus guards
Stop letting 'anyone' in the bldg.
Stricter access to school
Stricter reign on students in halls, effective
security personnel
Stricter visitor policies, phones in every
classroom
Student discipline.
Students movement monitored more
carefully. Police officers, ID
Takes a long time for someone to respond
when I need assistance
Teachers need more access to radios to
communicate to office in emergency.
Teachers need more security
The number of visitors dont always go to
the office to get a pass, change it
The students & their parents aren't safe - not
so much the building.
There is no need for additional security
measures
There needs to be police, kids leave school
without permission, no suspension.
There should be a single point of entry with
security at that entryway
They need each level security. Response to
call for assistance
To have corner mirrors to view what is
going in the corner /cameras
Too many points of entry, doors left open
Training on how to handle tough
students/ban cell phones in school

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Two way conversation system to get into


school
Uniformed police officer.
Updating locks on doors, securing access
Use of cameras (parking lot not covered)
Violence & behaviors (bad) occur because
of no consequence. Change needed
Violent children need better support, more
support staff, teach assistant, sign
Visible police force
Walkie talkies for all prof staff
Walkie talkies that work - more staff
Walkie-talkies/phones in classrooms
Walls or doors need to be put up
Watch point of entering and exit
Way of contacting, walkie takie
Way to communicate to admin and actually
respond to the calls
We have a sentry in our school which isn't
too bad. Maybe another would help.
We need police security has limits n what it
can do
We need phones in every classroom, calls
are sometimes delayed
We would benefit from actual police in the
building. Id's for all access,
When we ask for assistance with a buzzer
they need to answer
Wired for iPhones but phones weren't
purchased - need to buy
Working cameras
Working phone in each classroom. Security
system for metal detectors in all
Working radios
Would have to post security in back halls;
effective way of calling help

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9. What training do you feel would be helpful?


A policy on how to proceed with violence
A Q & A training. In this situation, what
should I do etc.
Ability to write students up
Aggression violence training
All kinds
All teachers should be trained to restrain
students.
Allow to restrain legally and permission to
restrain
Alternative placements for the children
An outlet/ support group for people who are
threatened
Annual training every year to refresh
situations
Any and all
Any kind of training to defuse the situation
Any training (9 responses)
Any training on protecting yourself
Anything more than the code of conduct
smoothing with a solution
Anything really. They cut off calling 911
from the school phones.
Anything to de-escalate students.
Anything will better
Anything would be helpful or great
Anything would be helpful, theres no
training
Anythinglearning how to deal with
students, more help in classrooms
Appropriate response to violent situations
Basic medical training, emergency response
Basic training
Basic training on how to handle if student
attacks
Basics of self-defense, how to break up
fights, don't be ambiguous what to do
Be more involved with the parents. Both
have to be on the same page

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Behavioral training, diffuse situation with a


parent
Being able to recognize a potentially
dangerous situation
Better access to be able to call and have
violent child removed
Better feedback from security & principal.
Better job safety and listening to complaints
Better understanding of bad behavior.
Build a team response
Cant touch , how to restrain
Change code of conduct
Changes in policy
Class on how can staff control a classroom
with out rules - consequences
Classroom - videos
Classroom training.
Clear cut directive on what they are allowed
to do and not allowed to do
Clear guidelines for dealing with student and
adult violence
Code of conduct - change it
Code of conduct (2 responses)
Code of conduct for students
Common sense training if it exists
Communication skills
Communication, signs of aggravation
Conflict & resolution training; and parent
communication skills
Conflict resolution
Conflict resolution
Continue training throughout the year and
expand on techniques & situations
Counseling for the students
CPR (2 responses)
Crisis intervention
Crisis intervention training (2 responses)
Crisis plan training
Crisis prevention training, de-escalation
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Crisis procedures
Crisis response training
Crowd control (2 responses)
Crowd control, de-escalation training, hall
monitor
Deal with a situation with kids fighting. Is it
ok to interfere? Prevention
Deal with physical students
Dealing with children in mist of crisis or
melt down
Dealing with dangerous and extreme
behavior students.
Dealing with defiant and violent students.
What teacher can & can't do
Dealing with mental illness, explosive
violent behavior
Dealing with potentially violent situations
Dealing with unauthorized guests and
violent children
Dealing with violent parents
Deescalate situations with students and
teachers
De-escalate students and parents
De-escalating a confrontation
De-escalating angry students
De-escalating for students sent out of the
classroom for "reset"
Deescalating or restraining a student
Deescalating situational trainings
De-escalating situations (31 responses)
Deescalating situations, general training
Deescalating situations. Communication
with students. Options to fights
De-escalating situations. Self defense
De-escalating training very tense situations
Deescalating training what to do in certain
situations
Deescalating violence behavior
De-escalation of situations and not to get
into power struggle with students
De-escalation techniques, restorative justice

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De-escalation training for adults


De-escalation training, crow control,
restraint training
De-escalation training, prevention training,
Emergency situation readiness
De-escalation training, scenario preparation
De-escalation training, self defense
De-escalation training, self-defense
De-escalation training, self-defense, proper
restraint
De-escalation training, what to do when kids
or parents are violent physically
De-escalation training; restraint training
De-escalation training; verbal and physical
De-escalation. What happens if there is an
incident
Demonstrations of how to deal with
situations
Develop a consistent protocol
Diffuse situations
Diffuse situations before they start
Diffusing conflicts without physically
getting involved
Dignity of All Students Act
Direct dealings with parents
Disarming training, fight prevention
Discussing situations that have or can occur
and how to deal with them
Diversity training, sensitivity training, more
parent communication.
Do some mock situations and what
procedure to use
Doesn't need training in her building
Doesn't think it would be helpful, cause u
can't do anything
Dont need more, just more bodies
Don't know how to deal with new wave of
violence due code of conducts
Don't know only students be held
accountable for the behaviors

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Drills in preparedness. Utilize phone tree.


Reminders "in case of"
Education re: shootings
Emergency drills, clear message on what to
do with violent student
Emergency situation training, de-escalation
training
Emergency training
Escalating training, before something bad
happens
Escalation Strategies
Escalation technique
Establish protocol and how to handle
situations
Evacuation plan
Everyone needs to know to restrain a student
and deescalating
Everyone should have training not just a few
Experiences are my training
Focus on more less violent issues in the
classroom, contained violent situations
For weapons and emergencies
For women teachers - staff, training on how
to de-escalate situations
Further training on dealing with violent
behavior more protocols to follow
General training (6 responses)
General training, deescalate aggressive
situations, restraint
General training, drills
General training, how to deal with
aggressive kids, protection
General violence in workplace
General, restraint, emergency situation,
violent behavior
Getting to understand the kids different
situations
Getting to understand the mental health
needs. More intense therapy for students
Go get help from the office

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Guides to staff - what's allowed to do with


students
Hands on training
Has to be put practice and experience
Have a plan in place
Have people be trained teachers shouldnt
have to be trained for violence
Having a specific training for self-contained
classrooms
Having more help
Hold throughout the year - STD program
needs to be developed
Hot temper students
Hot to talk to students
How deescalating behavior
How to avoid a violent situation if someone
comes in the building armed
How to be sensitive to conversations, how to
stop a fight
How to better assist students during fights
How to break up a fight
How to break up a fight without getting
hurt.....restrain a student
How to break up fights
How to calm down a violent student.
Deescalate fights.
How to consistently maintain secure
building
How to control angry children throwing
furniture and attaching other students
How to deal better with students
How to deal if youre being attacked
How to deal violent parents? Procedures in
place not making me feel safe.
How to deal with a violent person
How to deal with certain situations of
violent nature verbal or physical
How to deal with explosive students
How to deal with fighting kids
How to deal with hyper kids
How to deal with in-class room fights

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How to deal with irate parents and children,


mental issues also
How to deal with irate parents, hands on
training, what if intruder come in
How to deal with kids and parents who are
out of control
How to deal with mentally challenged
children
How to deal with misbehaved children and
properly restrain
How to deal with new code of conduct
How to deal with out of control kids &
parents too
How to deal with out of control students and
parents
How to deal with parents and students
attacking you/spit out
How to deal with potentially violent
situations
How to deal with student fighting
How to deal with students fighting other
students
How to deal with students socially and
emotionally
How to deal with the violence. Proper
procedures
How to deal with troubled students
How to deal with unruly students
How to deal with violence in the schools.
I.e. aggressive & violent kids
How to deal with violent children
How to deal with violent kids, restrain,
remove kids
How to deal with violent parents.
How to deal with violent situations
How to deal with violent student that is out
of control
How to deal with violent students "a what to
do"
How to deal with violent students (2
responses)
How to de-escalate a situation

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How to de-escalate a student, when to get


help
How to deescalate problems, what they as
individuals should do
How to deescalate situations with parents,
strangers, students
How to deescalate situations, not in favor of
physical intervention
How to de-escalate students & parents.
How to de-escalate verbal confrontation
between students
How to deescalate violent behavior and
prevent it
How to deescalates the issues
How to defend yourself. What are we
allowed to do
How to defuse a situation & how to retrain a
physical student
How to defuse a violent situation
How to defuse physical situations.
How to defuse situations
How to diffuse a situation before it becomes
violent
How to diffuse situations with dangerous
people in building
How to diffuse violent issues
How to handle a child that is violent
How to handle a fight
How to handle a violent student. What
procedure.
How to handle difficult behavior challenges
in class rooms
How to handle fighting students
How to identify different gang signs, gang
colors, certain clothing
How to interact with students
How to keep adults calm and not escalate
How to keep kids in classrooms, parents that
are escalating
How to proper restraints. How to handle
violence

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How to properly talk down a situation


How to protect and defend yourself
How to protect the pre-k children
How to protect yourself
How to protect yourself and the kids
How to protect yourself if a student attacks
you
How to protect yourself, what are our rights
How to react when kids escalate
How to remove violent students quickly
How to restrain a student (5 responses)
How to restrain a violent student
How to restrain someone without being
brought up on charges
How to restrain students, how to read
students behavior or if it get worse
How to safely restrain a student who was
getting violent.
How to take control of any circumstances
How to talk down individual who has walks
into building behaving in violent manner
How to treat aggressive students who are
cursing you out
How to verbally defuse situations
I am not sure. (3 responses)
I dont know (4 responses)
I don't know. How can you keep students
from escalating?
I heard that we have security training down
the road. They need follow up.
I hope I would not have to deal with that.
I should be teaching not worrying about
being safe. Heart breaking
I teach little kids so I'm not sure what we'd
need. Been there a year
If teachers are cornered by students what
they should do safely
I'm a cook. Not sure
I'm scared in the parking lot if I stay late.
Defusing escalating situations.

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In-depth training on Code of Conduct,


Restraint training, Emotionally
disturbed/physical violence
Intervention training in violent situations
Intervention training; escalation methods;
how to avoid power struggle
Interventions by social workers as to how to
deal with violent parents &students
Intruder alert training...for adult staff
members
It should be at the start of the year. Mock
situations
Its not the training its about doing
something to the kids who are violent
Just yell for help
Kids could benefit from training
Kids need to be trained
Kids who are in crisis, deal with strangers
who walk in the school
Kids/staff need to be trained how to get out
safely out of situation
Know what to do in making it safe
Knowing what I can and cant do and be
trained accordingly
Learn how to restrain the students when out
of control
Learn the layout of the school and where
security is strong and week
Learning to speak to students
Legally of whether should intervene in
student's fight or not
Legally what a teacher can do, we dont
know our rights.
Lock down procedures; staff awareness
Management
Mandatory for all
Martial arts class - thats allowed for
teachers
Martial arts, self-defense classes
More counseling, training in MH field and
how to address it

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More gentle retraining


More in depth de-escalation training
More intense training gangs, mental health
issues, trouble makers
More life situational training
More on Code of Conduct training, rights of
the teachers
More people that are involved that work
with the students
More people to help with student needs
More practical hands on training
More procedures on how to secure the
building
More related to student violence in the
classroom.
More restrains trainings
More role playing type situations
More specific training.
More stay in place drills
More training with explosive children
More training with students with mental
health issues.
More ways to restrain a student. Ways to
deescalate situations
More workshops, dealing with behavioral
problems
N/A; professionals should deal with violent
situations
Need de-escalation training. Re-looking at
restraining out of control students
Need more realistic training. Again, hands
are tied
Need practice sessions or drills in case of
emergency
Need professional training - know someone
who went to training
Need to hold kids responsible of their
actions
Need to know parameters in student fight,
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Need to train on how to separate kids safely


and go through ways the school
Need to train staff for learning de-escalation
in dealing with the children
Needs everything about violence, nothing
out there
Needs to know what they can do exactly,
and practice it, as a district.
New employee training
New employees need more training in
violence, discipline, how to handle class
No ideas
No training will help
No training would help
No, because of political posture of district.
Teachers are powerless
None cause you cant defend yourself
anyways
None needed
None we were told just to stay out of the
childrens way and call the office
Nonviolent crisis intervention
Not an issue
Not as of now
Not given info about students in classroom
because of HIPAA
Not much school could do at this point
Not necessary
Not right now
Not sure training is the right thing to do,
students are the problem.
Not sure. Anything
Offer more opportunities to students who
struggle and have trouble in school
environment
Offer to all staff
On dealing with kids with behavior, special
education for kids in crisis
On student behavior
Outside violence coming in. Dealing with
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Parent and student training for problem


some students
Parent training
PCI Intervention, etc.
Personal safety and safety training for
students
Personal safety training. Self-defense
training
Personal training against an intruder
Physical
Physical altercation training...how to break
up fights
Physical defense
Plan, personnel should be trained when
someone comes in building
Potentially violent situations, how to diffuse
angry child or parent
Practical training on what to do if we call for
help and no one comes
Practice or have a set way to deal with
violence, lockdowns
Preventative and responsive training
Preventative, responsive, not offer
OPTIONAL training, intervention
Preventive training on how to handle
intruders, frequently
Procedures how to handle kids thats
allowed within the law
Proper procedures on lock down and what
precautions to take
Proper ways to remove student from
classroom when dangerous/violent
Protecting self. Deescalating students and
adults.
Protocol
Protocol for what steps need to be taken
Protocol on what to do first maybe call team
mate when office doesnt' answer
Protocols on what you can do
Ready for emergency
Real lock down drill

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Really good to be trained in restraints, how


to keep everyone safe
Redirection and de-escalate
Refresher and continue training
Refresher course on crisis in the building
Refresher on restrains , training regarding
with intruder with gun
Respond to intruders
Responder training
Restorative training - offered to some but
not all teachers
Restoring conference.
Restrain a student properly
Restrain and self defense
Restrain emotionally disturbed child
Restrain students for safety purposes
Restrain the student. Refresher courses and
trainer that has knowledge
Restrain training (37 responses)
Restrain training, steps on who to call in
violent situation
Restrain trainings may be helpful.
Restraining kids
Restraining kids - options allowed
Restraining students (2 responses)
Restraining students. Not held liable if we
put our hands on them.
Restraining without injury to either side
Restraining, self-defense (2 responses)
Restraint of kids - what's allowed
Restraint training and de-escalate
Restraint training and how to talk a child
down
Restraint training and violence training
Restraint training for physical situations
Restraint training for students
Restraint training for students having violent
outbursts
Restraint training for teachers
Restraint training to keep other kids safe

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Restraint training, deescalating training, how


to break up fights
Restraint training, de-escalation training
Restraint training, defusing situations
Restraint training, how to deal with violent
children
Restraint training, how to not escalate
situations and talk them down
Restraint training, what to do emergency in
building
Restraint, de-escalating situations
Restraint, diffuse situations
Review of building procedures
Role play situation and proper procedures
Role playing, emergency readiness, fire
drills
RTI
Safe place area
Safety training
Same training as police
Scenario training
School district needs to reach out to former
students have them come give opinions
School needs safety committees
Security should be better trained, program
alerting staff how to be safe
Security staff should be trained on dealing
with violent situations
Self-defense & restraining classes
Self-defense (20 responses)
Self-defense training, crowd control,
restraint training, de-escalation
Self-defense training, more people, teachers,
assistants, janitorial people
Self-defense without getting in trouble, deescalation
Self-defense, de-escalation training
Self-defense, de-escalation training,
emergency training
Self-defense, how to protect without legal
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Self-defense...talking to bring down


students...deescalate situation
Self-defense; having to go to peoples
houses
Sentries should deal with violence
Set guidelines for violent situations
Some type of bomb threat training, or if
there was an intruder.
Something every year at least something
Something that would help students in crisis
and anger. Helpful advises.
Something to make it a safe environment
Special ed training in case students with
special needs attacks teachers
Stay in place drill, more drills, practice
Strategies in dealing with troubled children
Strategies, ideas on situations, restorative
justice
Student violence in the school
Students that are emotionally disturb brings
in a knife
Superintendent will not allow safety training
and doesn't want to address it
Teachers need restraint training
Teachers need to be taught how to restrain
students
Teachers need to have more authority to
physical and restrain students
Teachers need to know what the laws are
and hands on training. Safety
Teachers shouldnt have training need
security to deal with it past verbal
Teaching us how to deal with a dangerous
situations
Therapeutic crisis intervention, overall clear
crisis plan
There is no training
There to teach not create nonviolent
environment. Culture needs to be nonviolent
To deal with troubled students

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To know more about behavior issues, etc.


To know the difference between what they
can do and cant do
Train more on different restraints
Train the staff what to do when a fight
breaks out
Trained how to diffuse violent students
Trainers who are familiar with the type of
students dealing with violence
Training about getting around not touching
students
Training about students with behavior issues
Training dealing with students; restraint
training
Training for dealing with violent students &
outsiders
Training for handling large kids - stronger
kids
Training for parents on policies on violence
Training for safe restraints. I'm a counselor
in the school
Training for substitute teachers
Training for teacher assistants
Training for who handles what situation
Training for worse case situation gunmen/bomb
Training in assisting special needs
Training in breaking fights and better
support network with new criteria
Training in general, identifying "strangers"
Training in general, what's acceptable action
in real events?
Training in handling students
Training in restraining/or not restraining
kids or what to do when not restraining
Training involving emergency readiness
Training is adequate
Training needs to be ongoing. Handle
situations quickly.
Training on Code of Conduct, how to
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Training on how to handle the emotional


outbursts of students
Training on how to restrain children and
safety for the staff
Training on how to speak to children,
parents, etc.
Training on safety issues. How to break up a
fight.
Training on the code of conduct. Restrain of
a student.
Training on violence within the students
Training re: students and/or parents going
off and how to deal with them
Training should be more frequent
Training students
Training that involves community
Training that relates directly to intruders and
hostile students
Training they already provide
Training to help students or me from
bullying and being assaulted
Training to protect ourselves while breaking
up fights and innocent bystanders
Training to understand and communicate in
emergency codes
Training when triggers are about to be
pushed with students/how to prevent
Trying hands on approaches on different
strategies...like safe corner
Typical proto calls
Unauthorized personnel shooting in building
what to do with shooters
Uniformly told what to do with a fight, self
defense
Unsure
Updating training annually
Upset parents...other adults
Violent intruder training in what we should
do.
Violent prevention and confusion of role of
teachers in violent situation.

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Violent situations
Was to restrain a violent child, teen, etc. and
remove them from doing harm
Ways to defuse someone 'like' how to defuse
kids and/'like' or parent
We cant touch the students even to defend
ourselves
We dont need more training-we need more
support to prevent it
We have NO training at all and it's scary.
We need de-escalation training. Now only
offered to special ed teachers
We need the cops back in the building. We
had fewer problems when they were there
Weapons training for those who carry guns
We're beyond training in a negative way
What are the procedures to handle violent
situations
What are the procedures when a situation
breaks out and practice the procedures
What are we supposed to do when a fight
starts without us getting in trouble
What boundaries, terms of restraint, when
kids become violent? Lawsuits?
What teachers can do (touch a student), ok
to break up a fight?
What to do if someone walks in with
weapon, deal with angry parent
What to do if there was a crisis or dangerous
students
What to do if they were attacked by the
students
What to do if this or that happens training
What to do if we have violent parents
What to do in emergency situations so
everyone on same page, code to follow

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7th grader threatened to hit me
A lot of aggression from students; noncompliance
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What to do in fighting situations???


Separate kids, get rest of class out?
What to do in special situation and how to
respond and resources available
What to do in violent situations
What to do when a fight breaks out, fights
you
What to do when a fight breaks out...step in
or not??? Guidance
What to do when a gunman enters school,
irate parents
What to do when students become violent
with each other
What to do when there is a fight, when
someone is coming toward teacher
What to do when there is a violent kid.
What to do when you are being attacked.
How to restrain a student.
What's allowed to be physically done to
students
What's allowed to deal with students
When is it OK to restrain a student or
allowed to do that at all
Where are the security, they are never
around
Wise strategies to use
Workplace security - general information
Workplace training for students who
become violent
Workshop training
Workshops on general training, situations
might encounter, weapons
Workshops on how to deescalate
confrontations with parents and in general

A lot to clicks...not welcoming new fresh


people
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Abusive language
Accessing behavior of student ...11 schools
student had been in...mom refused
Admin: told teacher to suck it up and be a
team player or risk losing job
Administration office was very cruel
Administration talked town to her,
embarrassing in front of others
Administration...told she need to attend all
staff meetings
After I asked student to put phone away, he
told me he knew where I lived
Afterschool program student that was
suspended threatened me and damaged
property
Aggressive language
An employee that I don't know came in my
room two days and yelled
Angry grandmother screamed and yelling at
the teacher
Any homebound students are in one
building...gang entered her room
Asked student to leave and he trashed the
room and threatened staff
Asking for pass from students, and they get
offensive and/or aggressive
Assaulted, punched, kicked, called a fucking
faggot
Bad language - rude gestures
Bad language (3 responses)
Behavior come on type of manor
Being approach to get out of the, verbal
abuse
Being bullies to make her cry
Boyfriend of student snuck into building,
became aggressive
Boys roam halls and yell foul language
Bring a weapon to hurt, verbal abused,
pushed and shoved
Bully
By a student and his parent

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Call me names and curse at me


Called and threatened to harm me
Called multiple names for asking them to
comply to school rules
Called my church & said i wouldn't do
something. This was over a comp case
Called names students getting in the face of
teachers
Called names, spit at, vandalized, defiant
etc. Lack of respect
Called names, sworn at, come up in your
face
Child screamed at me & made demands and
swore at me.
Children swearing and yelling
Coming to my home, having stuff sent home
Constant bad behavior, harassing in the
hallway
Continuous about your mom
Coworker didnt want me to buy popcorn
from boy scouts and made it a big deal
Co-worker sending inappropriate emails
Co-worker-rude in line for Xerox machine,
then second coworker embarrassed him
Cursing at me when they were asked to
leave
Daily harassment from specific students
Daily occurrence, cursed out everyday
Daily threats
Disrespect, verbal slurs ,
Disrespectful - swearing
Disrespectful saying "I dont have to listen
to you white people"
Don't listen to rules, in your face, try to
intimidate
Don't remember - just cursing at me
Don't touch my baby, watch yourself
Employee mad at situation & took out on
me. Student: verbal abuse
Entered room saying things
Exposed themselves

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Foul language was used


Foul language, and item thrown at me
Foul language, disrespect
Foul language, talking about certain body
parts
Gentlemen fabricated information,
inappropriate with staff and students.
Get called bitches
Girl flashed me in sexually manners.
Threatening pedophile reports/trash
Going to hit or hurt you
Group of kids that walk out of the classroom
and threaten teachers
Happened so many times
Happens on a daily basis - have to deal with
gang members & drugs
Harassed by a 4th grader
Harassed by parents and students asking for
hall passes and struck by 1st grader
Hard time regarding union affiliation by
principal
Hit, punched, kicked and spit on
I broke up a fight and the father threatened
me that I held down his son.
I didn't feel it was that serious of an issue
I was bullied
I wouldn't say that it's a real problem. Have
had parents harass me as well
Im going to kick your ass, verbal threats
If disciplined children confront and yell at
me
Inappropriate things said
Intimidation
It happens very often through the school
year
Kicked - grabbed arm - pushed into wall
Kicked in the face, called names
Kid didn't want to work, when told to do so
he threatened to have teacher fired
Kid had paper gun, put to head and said Im
going to blow your head

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Kids run by room and say suck --Kids says very crude things daily
Kids threaten teacher after being asked to
leave the class
Language
Language - kicked
Let kid use toilet afterschool hours. Parent
said I didnt & hit my car
Making obscene gestures, blocking my path
Manager-it was my fault for the behavior of
students
Mentally ill kid sent for meds, ate poop,
touched my boobs, returned to class,
Middle school student - yelling screaming at
her
Middle school students swearing and saying
'f' you to me
Mom entered classroom and listen in on
class without warning
Mouthy swearing rude
Mouthy, threatened to kill her unborn child two pregnancies
Mouthy, will not follow directions, bad
words,
Name calling (3 responses)
Name calling and verbal abuse
Name calling, mild threats
Name calling, threats from students &
parents
No answer - his business
No sharing details
No. I don't want to describe that.
On a daily basis
Order of protection issued made no
difference
Out bursting student and teacher engaged
student to calm them down
Parent - disrespectful - shouting - nasty
attitude
Parent - verbal abuse
Parent (25 responses)

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Parent accused me of bullying child by


asking child to study, verbal abuse
Parent argued because she was white
Parent became aggressive over building
pass; student became irate
Parent called me a nag. Didn't want to hear
son was failing.
Parent came in with false accusations
Parent has a layer sit in on open house and
called meetings and get bullied
Parent ready to beat us up because she was
told we did not like her kid
Parent used the f word, name calling
Parent waited to harass teacher until class
was over. Nothing done
Parent was irate when told to get pass;
students overly aggressive
Parents - abuse language
Parents also
Parents can walk in the classroom and get
yelled at by parents
Parents harass on phone all the time
Parents swearing, telling them they dont do
their job, poor teachers
Parents threaten, admin never takes it
seriously
Physical & verbal aggression. Pushing &
name calling.
Physically hit, threatened with knife and
gun. Separate incidents.
Poor language
Principal was bullying me- students swear at
me, spit at me
Private matter (4 responses)
Punch me in the face, get me outside the
school grounds
Punched and knocked out 12mins by 6th
grader
Putting down staff
Racial slurs, students swear and speak of
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Referred to me as a porn star


Regular basis, called names if I try to tell
students not to do something
Regular cursing and rebelliousness
Regularly verbal abusive by students
Rude and mean things
Say fuck you faggot, will punch in face
Screaming - lash out in your face
See previous comment about parking lot
incident
Sexual harassment
Sexual harassment by student
Sexual harassment, repeatedly, male
students, physically, verbally
Sexually harassed/proposition by female
coworker
She did not believe what happened in the
classroom and it was blown out of
She has been physically and verbally
harassed by parents also
Spit at teacher - block entrance classroom
door
Step in to protect students
Stopping kid from attacking another student
and getting hit herself
Stranger in parking lot harassed me looking
for $$. Scary
Student antagonized teacher after being
disciplined
Student assaulted me multiple times staff
made racist comments to white teachers
Student attack me
Student being difficult refused to move the
classroom.
Student being verbally abusive, and other
teacher let it happen
Student called me a cunt and threatened
violence for no reason
Student called me a fucking bitch. Parent
impossible to deal with.
Student cursed at me daily

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Student foul language, physical, verbal


aggression. Co-worker verbal abuse.
Student from another class was using foul
language and harassing me
Student got her in a room by herself rubbing
her shoulders
Student got my cell phone, made rude calls
Student had emotional issues called teacher
by 1st name/ teacher loud outburst
Student jumped on me to escape from
another teacher
Student made a vulgar comment toward
teacher
Student made false allegation and teacher
out for two weeks
Student purposefully bumped into me
Student pushed me in the classroom
Student said he would kick his ass
Student said, I will beat the shit out of
you". Admin molests reports.
Student screamed very loud in his ear
Student spit in my face
Student stated he would rape me
Student swore at teacher and threw juice
bottle
Student threatened me if I helped her when
she was on the ground after fight
Student threatened to send mom after TA
will beat you up
Student threatened to stomp and get family
on me. Pushed into wall
Student threw things at me daily
Student told me to fuck off because I ask her
to put cell phone away
Student used foul language, co-worker
physically assaulted.
Student using sexual gestures towards
teacher when asked to be quiet
Student verbally harassed. Four letter words.
Student want me to talk to principal and
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Student was bully who swore threw things


when asked to follow rules
Student was disrespectful, and threatened
violence.
Student was upset he couldnt go to event,
he got verbally aggressive
Student was verbally abusive, threating, and
wouldn't follow instruction
Student was verbally abusive, used
intimidation
Student was verbally aggressive, and
belligerent
Student would refuse to leave classroom
Student wrote love letters to me, became
violent, wrote stories about guns
Student yelling about sex. Parent yelling
about daughter
Student: 'you white fucking, cracker, bitch.'
mace sprayed
Students and parents kicking my classroom
door
Students become aggressive
Students being bullies
Students calling everyone names and
challenging you to fights
Students coming up behind her and making
comments ant throwing things
Students had to be removed. Degrading the
teacher
Students mouthing off with foul language
Students running around, verbally abusive,
administrators said they dont have time
Students shouting obscenities into the room
Students verbally abuse teachers
Students verbally swearing, going to have
parents come beat me up
Suck my dick
Suck their dicks, do the gun sign and we
know where you live
Swearing - act out
Swearing - yelling

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Swearing (3 responses)
Swearing and having things being thrown at
me frequently
Swearing at teachers
Swearing, shut up, constant verbal abuse,
Swearing, verbal attacks
Swore at and verbally threatened
Sworn at and threatened verbally
Sworn at every day
Sworn at, shoved
Taunting from student
Tell you off
The parent was going to come back and fuck
me up and everyone in the build
They cursed a lot at me
They would cut me down in front of class.
Asked to stop and wouldn't.
This is an often occurrence by different
students and relatives of students
Threated his mom would have her fired,
verbal abuse
Threaten of physical injury
Threaten to have you fired.
Threatened by female student, mouthy
students
Threatened by students & parents, students
swear at me
Threatened to hurt her and punch her in the
face
Threatened to hurt me
Threatened to kill the teacher
Threatened when student was not allowed to
go to senior ball
Threatening
Threatening harm
Threatening me
Threatening telephone calls or in person
Threatening to beat me up if didnt let them
in
Threatening to have intercourse with my
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Threatening, condescending, 'Ill get you', I


was kicked.
Threating text messages, be fought by a
family member
Threats
Throw table at member
Thrown out a window, spit on, and sexually
harassed
To hurt - kick - nasty phone calls
Told family lies about teacher cause trouble
vandalized vehicle and swearing
Tried to not let her leave the building and
then tried to get into her car
Try to get a rise out of you
Try to take personal property
Two boys who aren't in my class walked in
& out of my class.
Under mined work - restricted
responsibilities for no reason
Unwanted attention from male co-worker
Verbal abuse , name calling, sexual
harassment
Verbal abuse by angry student
Verbal abuse by elementary children
Verbal abuse due to failing class
Verbal abuse from a bully
Verbal abuse from students
Verbal abuse, called a bitch
Verbal abuse, go fuck ourselves
Verbal abuse, watch your back
Verbal abusive student where I cant work
with him
Verbal and car keyed
Verbal and physical
Verbal and physical harassment
Verbal and physically threaten to punch you
Verbal and sexual threats and comments
Verbal bulling and gossiped due to reporting
an incident.
Verbal defensive, verbal abusive, offensives

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Verbal every day...followed to car by


freshman
Verbal harassment (47 responses)
Verbal harassment and physical
Verbal harassment daily; threats
Verbal intimidation, physical intimidation,
threats
Verbal name calling
Verbal obscenities
Verbal threats by students to leave class or
hit
Verbal threats to harm or hurt me from
minor to serious
Verbal threats, suck my dick
Verbal threats, threats of violence,
intimidation tactics
Verbal vulgarity
Verbal, parents verbal assaults
Verbal-every day thing
Verbally abused after protecting student
being assaulted by other staff
Verbally abusive everyday
Verbally abusive student and person picking
up the student
Verbally abusive, cuss works, inappropriate
actions, disrespectful language
Verbally abusive. Lack of understanding on
their part
Verbally and physically

18a. Who threatened you? (Other specified)


A wood object banging against the door
Classroom to be set on fire
Family screamed and threatened
Husband of co-worker threatened me
because I was given her job
Kick my butt and pushed on me
Parent (35 responses)
Parents - came to classroom without
notification - nasty discussion - threat
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Verbally assault every day. Comments about


my body or personal life
Verbally assaulting and threatened,
supervisor dont want to see referrals
Verbally harassed by student in hallway
Verbally threatened and death threats more
than once
Verbally threatened, pushed, parents
threatened verbally
Verbally. Tell them to do something and
they say you cannot make me.
Verbally/sexually assaulted her like six
times "suck her dick" 6-10 years old
Violent
Walking by and yelling, verbal harassment
Walking down hall, 3 children walking, ran
into her, foul language
Was spoken down to, disrespectful behavior
Went to the bathroom in the classroom when
told he couldnt go
While pregnant student threatened to "snuff"
Will hurt and violent words
Would not leave my doorway/in my face
Yelled at - items thrown out windows
Yelled at me in the hall
Yelling - threaten my car - property
You give a direction of student and tell you
kill , bad language

Parents come into room screaming


unescorted
Parents have told me they were going to
kick my ass
Physical threat
Report to the police/racial slurs/sexual slurs
Shoved
Special ed kids
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Student backed teacher and psychologist


into corners
Student going to fight teacher
Student threatening to blow brains out
Student threatening to kill me
Student was caught doing the wrong thing
Swinging stick at me
Threatened her and her property

18b. What was the nature of the threat? (Other specified)


1 and 2 both kill her and wreck personal
property
Admin tells you if you call the union one
more time you are out
All of the above (8 responses)
Arguing
Both 1 and 3 kill teacher and family
Both personal and property damage
Both self and family
Break her 3 smart boards - personal property
Called names
Cannibalize them
Child said she would get me and parent said
I killed her child
Elementary....just whining Im going to tell
my mom
Everything, sodomize, scratch car, etc.
F.u.
Get parents to beat him up
Grandparent threatened to financially upset
my life.
Group of students followed me out to car
Had property damage to car, nothing was
done
I'll punch you in the face
I'm going to kick your ass
Injure me and make up stories to get me
fired
Injure or kill me and property damage
Injure or kill teacher and their child
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To bring a gun
To hurt her
Tripped me
Try to redirect bad student behavior and
student turned on her
Two parents screaming & trying to hurt her
Verbal threat (4 responses)

Intimidation (2 responses)
Intimidation from student
It was a 'heat of the moment' situation.
Never felt scared.
Just to hurt
Lie to get me in trouble
Not sure. Really angry student.
Parents said will sue
Parents will come in to beat the crap out of
her
Personal threat, being hit or harmed
Pushed when she was pregnant
Sexual threats
Sexual threats, angry said in threatening way
Slit his throat
Student suicidal
Suing me and taking my license
Threat in the gym no call button to ask for
help
Threat to get teacher fired
Threat to kill somebody
Threaten to harm
Threatened me with his fist
Threatened to have art teacher fired. Scared
teacher.
Threatened to hit other students and myself
Threatened to kill my baby
Threats to superintendent
To kill him and property damage, really
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Tried blowing the teacher car engine with


teacher in the car
Verbal abuse
Verbal harassment
Verbal threats

20. Who physically assaulted you? (Other specified)


2 x punching, kicking and throwing things
2nd grade autistic students - no sure if acting
out or on purpose.
4 year old student jumped on top of her and
held her neck
A student punched him.
Acting out
Asked him to sit down; stop talking; student
hit me
Bad bite on arm; contusion
Beat up
Bite - hit
Bitten
Bitten by student with special needs
Bitten she is a special ed teacher
Bitten, scratched, punched, hit
Bitten, slapped, hair pulled, punch in the
nose and stomach
Breaking up a fight
Breaking up fights
Broke up fight; student came at me tried to
kick me in the head
Broken wrist
Chairs throw at me, and attacked by
students.
Charged him to hurt the teacher
Elementary age - kick
Grabbed - yelled
He bit me
Head butt and kicked
Head injury
Hit - bite - kick
Hit by a chair, broke a bone in foot during
students fighting , four fights
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Watch yourself when you go outside,


parents want to beat me up
Will get you fired for parents, kids want to
hurt you

Hit by a white board 8x10 from student


Hit getting in the middle of fight
Hit me with their hand
Hit when protecting another child in the
classroom
Hit, kicked, spit, scratched eye thru jaw line,
Hit, punches, choked, spit on
I work at an alternative school - furniture
flies, fists fly etc.
Jumped on by student
Kick my butt
Kicked
Kicked - hit - bit
Kicked - hit - knife pulled
Kicked , hit, bit,
Kicked and spit on
Kicked had to get x-rays, punched in ribs,
pushed on the stair
Kicked her and stomped on her feet
Kicked in the knee by student
Kicked punched
Kicked, punched and slapped
Kicked, pushed, hit, scratched
Kicked, slapped, punched, bit
Kicking, punching and spitting in my face;
students are autistic
Kid attacked me 3 times
New student bi-polar/A.D.D.. - would
explode - kids afraid - run around
Parent
Parent was trying to attack a teacher but hit
him instead
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Punched & kicked by one student - bitten by


another.
Punched , had apple thrown at him
Punched by a student who was fighting.
Pushed by three students.
Punched in head repeatedly
Punched in the back of the head because
student was mad
Punched in the face after breaking up a fight
Punched multiple times in the face
Punched, kicked, hit
Punched, kicked, pushed
Pushed and shoved
Pushed and hit, breaking up a fight also hit
Pushed by student
Pushed into bookshelves, tripped, kicked in
the stomach
Pushed into wall by student; tried to break
up assault
Pushed while she was pregnant
Pushed, bumped, shoved
Shoulder injury
Shoved (3 responses)
Shoved by a student
Shoved by a student while she was pregnant
Special needs student
Spit on/bit by kindergarten
Spit on; breaking up fights
Sprained her shoulder, thrown into cabinet
and sprained lower back
Stopped in front of students who were
fighting and got hit.
Student changing in locker room; threatened
me with her belt
Student hit me with chair, diff student hit me
with fruit
Student jumped on me; scratched, bite,
kicked

Student out of control; tried to remove them


and they hit me
Student pulled me down to the ground.
Student punched me; hit me in stomach after
triple hernia surgery
Student pushed me into a desk
Student pushed me; grabbed arm
Student pushed/pinned me up against the
wall
Student ran into and pusher into book shelf
Student removed from class he came back to
punch teacher as he was removing
Student shook me and another time student
grabbed my arm
Student struck with flat hand
Student swung and hit me in jaw
Student threw a roll
Student whipped her with his belt while she
was pregnant
Students were fighting and you got hit while
pregnant
They hit me
Thrown against the wall
Tried to punch him
Trying to break up fight; student assaulted
me
Trying to calm down student; student
attached teacher with thrown object
Trying to discipline the child and he charged
at me and knocked me over
Trying to prevent a fight i stood in the way
and got attacked
Verbal abuse
Was breaking up fight between two girls,
broke shoulder, hit neck and spine
Was knocked down from trying to calm kid
down

21. Where did the most recent violent incident occur? (Other specified)
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Back hallways of school


Cafeteria (7 responses)
Cafeteria and hall way
Classroom and hallway (2 responses)
Classroom and school bus
Door way to class room during transition
Field trip, hallway
Gym
Hallway and cafeteria
Hallway and classroom (2 responses)
Hallway, at security checkpoint
In conference room
In hallway during locker clean out

In the building
In the hallway (50 responses)
In the hallway student punch me, another
pushed me 5ft away
In the hallway, split a fight and got punched.
Locker room
Nurses office (2 responses)
On the bus (2 responses)
Outside in the bus lane
Outside on the school grounds
Outside the classroom
Usually hallways or bus line up
Walking in from playground

23. What is the extent of your most recent injury? (Other specified)
Arms
Doesn't like to be threatened by school
person
Back and neck injury
Emotionally upset
Back and neck pain
Foot
Bad back
Forced into a filing cabinet
Bit scratched punched spit on
Got bit
Bite by child
Got upset
Bite marks
Hair pulled out and large bruising
Bite marks, spit on, punched
underneath my arm
Bite marks, swelling, almost lost tooth
Hit
Bites - hit
Hit against the wall
Bitten (2 responses)
Hit and kicking
Broken finger
Hit hard by a 4 year old
Broken wrist
Hit in leg
Bruise big toe
Hit in the chest
Bulging disk, tennis elbow, pulled ligament
Hit me in the chest
Bumps from thrown fruit and bruises from
Hurt arm
chair
Hurt knee
Chipped tooth
I was hit but no injuries
Choking
'I wasn't injured.'
Concussions
If I hadn't had a hysterectomy, would have
Could not walk, hit knee/sprained
then
Did not seek treatment
I'm quite sizeable & Ive been bitten,
Disc injury waiting surgery
punched, physically attacked numerous
Dislocated pelvic joint
times
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Injured back as well


Just pissed
Kick in the head and bitten and hit
Kicked in the face
Kicked punched spit in the face
Kid shout not have put hands on pregnant
lady
Lower back injury
Minor pain
Muscle and nerve damage
My back from restraining alternative ed
students
NA
Neck injury and had physical therapy
Neck strain
Need MRI
No bruises from being punched
No cuts or bruises
No injuries (5 responses)
No marks (2 responses)
No physical injury (2 responses)
No real injury
None (10 responses)
None of the above student not successful in
hurting teacher
None...maybe a bruise
Nothing bad
Nothing really
Pain
Physical discomfort
Punched and kicked
Punched my stomach and i lost my baby
Pushed (2 responses)
Pushed up against the wall. Punched
Pushes you around
Red marks (2 responses)

Right hand permanently injured from being


stomped on, joint injuries
Rotator cuff tear
Scratches
Severely bruised ankle bone; out for 10 days
Shoulder/back was hurt
Shoved
Slapped punched
Soreness
Soreness, back
Spit and bitten
Spit in my face
Spitting and biting
Sprained hand...not broken
Sprained lower back (2 responses)
Sprained wrist
Sprained wrist (2 responses)
Sprains
Student did not make contact when he
kicked me in the head
Student hit me in the back
Student threw a desk and hit me
Swelling
Swollen jaw
Swollen lip
Teeth marks
Threw desk at me
Twisted finger
Twisted my arm; cortisone treatments and
physical therapy
Very upset because she was pregnant
Was kicked in stomach during pregnancy
Welts
Whip lash and concussion
Whiplash, broken bone in neck

27a. Please describe how management responded and what actions were taken
A report was done
Accident report, kid to do a problem solving
plan
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Action not taken


Action was not taken last incident.
Advised to get checked out
Asked if I was okay
Brushed it off
Called police and administration did not
back up teacher; didnt want attention
Called the office. Made a plan and develop a
buddy system.
Called the parent
Came to see if I was ok and the child got a
time out
Can't suspend any student so back the next
day
Sentry took her out for a day
Child was not allowed to go to a trip or go to
5th grade graduation
Child was spoken to, filled out accident
report
Child was suspended after hearing
Child was suspended.
Child was written up and put in the system
Communication was cut off as soon as left
leave for injury. 1 hour at intervene
Could go to emergency only after end of
sate testing blame went on teacher
Didnt respond...student threw things at her
Director of Middle School was in building
when it happened. Child removed
Disciplined child but administration didnt
get involved with special ed situation
Discuss with students about not hitting.
Counseling for student.
Discussion of consequences, and response
was very good
Documented handbook and administration
decides if it should be handled.
Documented incident, called parent, and
suspended student
Documented the form and told her she could
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Fill out insurance report, child was spoken


to
Fill out medical forms, student given a day
of out of school suspension
Filled out a referral...always marked as
disruptive two year ago
Filled out accident report, kid was
suspended for 1 day
Filled out forms
Filled out workers comp reports, still
receiving treatment.
Followed the new Code of Conduct...not
satisfied
For bites, had to go to hospital for bites from
students. Nothing done to student
Forms being filled out. Suspended but was
arrested on a criminal charge
Girl who attacked was taken off the bus and
didnt see her after that
Given form to fill out, student was only
suspended cause teacher complained
Handled great and student was suspended
and go to another school
Have the teachers leave the area after
incident
He spent a day in ISS
Hes in first grade, so no more field trips.
Still went. Nothing happened
I asked for documentation re: attack. Filled
it out, etc. Nothing further
I lose time for panic attacks. Student not
well disciplined - just moved
I was breaking up a fight and got hit. Report
written up. Kid back in school
I was put on two weeks of paid leave, the
child said I hit them, it was a lie
If/when administration responds, kids get
candy. Have been bitten.
Incident report filed; management was
supportive; no suspension for student
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Interviewed student...all she knows


It was determined that it was not intentional.
Five minutes remedial
It was documented in discipline system
Kid got suspended from the bus
Made sure she got to hospital, maybe got 1
day suspension
Management chastised for taking too much
time because of PHT
Management complain about seeing
referrals
Management did nothing
Management did NOTHING !! Student
placed in ISS for 1 period
Management did nothing and child was back
in her class the next day
Management did nothing and student got
ISS for 45 minutes
Management did nothing. Student went on
to class
Management did nothing...eventually
student got 3 days suspension and
information
Management did nothing--student back in
class
Management didnt respond
Management doesn't follow up reports or
take action. Unions preventing process
Management had an ineffective conversation
with the student
Management had to leave for rest of day,
came back next day
Management in house was good. District
swept under the rug (i.e. downplay, ignore)
Management responded, conferenced with
student parents and psychologist
Management spoke with child. Child in
special ed
Management supportive; nothing happened
to student; no suspension
Management suspended student that were
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Management suspended the girl who was


already being suspended
Management took report; advised to seek
medical care; student was suspended
Management tried to suspend student
Management very supportive; student not
suspended
Management was concerned; no action
taken; child was autistic
Management was marginally supportive;
student was not suspended
Management was negative in response;
student was removed from room for 10min
Management was not really supportive;
student was not suspended; removed from
class
Management was not supportive; no
consequences to student
Management was not supportive; nothing
happened to the student
Management was not supportive; student
received an hr in BIC Room
Management was not supportive; student
was not suspended (5 responses)
Management was not supportive; the student
moved away
Management was supportive; not sure what
happened with student
Management was supportive; nothing
happened to student; no suspension
Management was supportive; removed
student from class
Management was supportive; student
suspended and removed from building
permanently
Management was supportive; student was
expelled from the building
Management was supportive; student was on
home-bound for a month; then came back
Management was supportive; student was
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Management was supportive; student was


suspended for 45 days
Management was supportive; suspension of
student denied
Management was with me, no action taken
Medical was taken care of, student
reprimanded
Met with administration, kept eye on
injuries, actions taken against student
My Administrator was very supportive not
the upper management
Never heard back from bosses
No action against student
No action taken
No action taken from mgmt. Child removed
for 20 min then returned
No action taken. No treatment. But personal
Dr. offered different cure
No action was taken (3 responses)
No action was taken. Management first day
on the job
No action was taken. Not supported in
sending the child out of the class.
No action with student; management did not
come
No actions on first incident. Other incidents,
students were suspended
No actions taken against student; no resolve
No actions taken at all against student
No actions were taken against the child
No actions were taken, they just took my
accident report
No consequences from management, parent
kept student home for 2 days
No one called her except workmans comp,
not even union
No support - suspended student 3 days that's
it
None
None were taken
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Not much action taken. I teach special


education
Not since code of conduct - happened after
new code
Not sure
Not to say anything to parent and alert an
officer if I see the parent back
Not told
Nothing (11 responses)
Nothing happened to the child who assaulted
me
Nothing was done at all. Was told to deal
with it
Nothing was done by management. I filed
all paper to worker comp.
Nothing was done. Its an alternative school
Nothing was done. Referrals were turned
into observation notes
Nothing was done. Was moved from
position
Nothing was done...student pulled for 5
minutes, then let back
Nothing was ever done, its always that the
teacher provoked it, no accountability
Nothing was taken. Student is autistic & acts
out.
Nothing. Teacher was yelled at for calling
cops --by principal
Nothing. Went on workers comp and had
surgery and went back to work
Nurse put me out for the day, nothing done
to student
One suspension for threat. Girl grabbed me
and got nothing.
Out of school suspension 5 days, hearing,
taken to fullest extent
Parent was called in, in school suspension
Parent was called, thats it
Phone call to parent indicating if further
harassment, criminal ramifications
Police came, did report, superintendent
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Principal called parents, and child was


relocated
Principal did nothing
Principal helped and handled situation well
Principal took over classroom, student got
one week suspension
Principal was concerned. But it was water
down as not an intentional punch
Principal was supportive
Principal was supportive, empathetic,
ensured I was taken care of.
Put down observation notes
Put in a behavior for the child
Quickly handled by management. Action
taken against student
Recorded as emotional outburst and student
got in-school
Removed child for 20 minutes
Removed student from building
Removed student from class
Reported and given a number but nothing
was done to the student
Responded well and student was suspended
Restorative justice meeting. Administration
was supportive.
Said that the referral was processed, never
heard anything
She was told to calm down
Signed the incident report and have been out
of work ever since
Special ed kids...emotionally disturbed...not
taken seriously
Spoke to student and parent
Spoke with student
Student dealt with. Principal made sure I
was ok. Administration filed all reports
Student ended up in psychiatric facility
Student given 3 day suspension. Student no
longer allowed in same classroom
Student got a half day in school suspension
Student got arrested, order of protection

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Student got out of school for additional


assault to other student on top of
Student had consequences
Student removed for short period of time,
once sent home
Student removed from class and 3 day
suspension
Student suspended
Student suspended after assault
Student suspended for 1 day
Student suspended for 2 days
Student was escorted off premise with 3 day
suspension
Student was given in school suspension
Student was not suspended immediately.
Admin took 3 days to act.
Student was out of school and had to go to a
hearing
Student was placed back in class numerous
times after assault
Student was removed from building...many
incidences of this
Student was suspended but I wasnt made
aware of repercussions
Student was suspended for 3 days (4
responses)
Student was suspended for day, and parents
were contacted
Student was suspended pending hearing;
placed in alt education
Student was taken to behavior room for 20
minutes; teacher called parents
Student was talked to
Student was told to go to counseling with his
parents.
Student went to hearing, placed in diff
setting
Students are removed from class and try to
manage them in office
Students were put in suspension
Students were suspended and couldnt come
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Suck it up you got 2 days


Superintendent did nothing
Suspended 2x / removed from class
Suspended for three days
Suspended student (4 responses)
Suspended student and told to go thru
normal channels of his dr.
Suspended student for 2 days - right back in
action
Suspension for the fighting. Request for
parent meeting.
Talk to the student and no action taken
student didn't apologize
Talked to student
Teachers had to do extra time in back halls,
in tandem with officers
The child was removed from the building
for good
The man was banned from the building.
The management did absolutely nothing and
I was told not to touch any students
The parents were notified and student given
out of school suspension
The response was that I was lying. I went to
the union for backing.
The student was expelled from school
The student was removed to another class
The students parents were called and that
was it.
There is nothing we can do about it.
There was no suspension
They ask questions and then blew me off
They asked if I needed medical attention or
help and shoved the report at me
They encourage me to see nurse, file a
police report student was suspended
They removed he student from the room
They removed the student. I had to go testify
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They were very concerned, was nothing that


could be done
They were written up per code of conduct
Three day suspension and formal hearing
but all students were allowed back to school
Told its part of their disability and told to
put space between herself and student
Told to take a part out of report so the
principal didnt get in trouble with
Superintendent
Took an incident report, referred me to a
Doctor, follow-ups from 3 administrators
Took the student out and handled it
effectively
Tried to work with student - watch triggers develop plan to deal with student
Two days suspensions out of school for one
student.
Used Code of conduct...feels its a
superintendent issue
Very supportive
Viewed tape, because it wasn't done with
two hands "not intentional"
Wanted paperwork from the
hospital/emergency room. No punishment
for child
Was asked to handle it herself
Was sent to in school suspension, nothing
happened after
Was told not to call police and it would be
done internally nothing was don
We worked with the social worker. Student
had nothing done to him.
Went to nurse
Write and see nurse
Wrote a referral, might have done lunch
retention
Wrote a report
Wrote report, received worker's comp and
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33. Additional comments


1 More clarification re: code. More
consequences for doing wrong.
24 year teacher - new code of conduct needs
to go - address mental health i
A lot of kids are good and theres nothing in
the Code of Conduct to protect them, only
unruly kid
Administration cares, their hands are just
tied and they cannot discipline students
Administration continues to bring
problematic children back to class
Administration does help depending on how
they handle it; it changes on the building
Administration does not respond to referrals.
Administration in the Syracuse school
district enables violent behavior in students
Administration knew student had a knife &
didn't tell me. Allowed in class.
Afraid true feeling is not interpreted in this
survey by yes/no answers
All stems from issues like poverty, home
environment
Am retiring this year
Appreciate the survey. Things need to be
fixed.
As time goes on I will probably not stay
Available people more than will to help if
management would utilize them
Awaiting retirement 5yrs away
Behavior escalated after the change in code
of conduct
Biggest issue was new teachers without
support lead to issues
Board of Regents dont know what they're
doing, scared for Syracuse school
Building staff/administration is excellent.
The district needs a dose of reality. Gang act
Bus driver, so not too sure about some of the
questions
Can see a big difference from the beginning
to what it is now
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evils is not fair.
Can't - need a job - have bills
Can't afford to do so - teaching is now
dangerous
Can't write a referral and that makes things
difficult
Change in code of conduct is needed
Change of policies
Changing school district
Changing to new school directly because of
her Administrator
Code of conduct allows students to act out with no consequences
Code of conduct big failure - students run
the school with no punishment
Code of Conduct caused more harm than
help. No consequences
Code of conduct changes are horrible - no
help for teachers - too much violence
Code of conduct changes hasn't helped
Code of conduct does not apply to students
like it should/ not safe
Code of conduct doesn't scare kids - no
punishment
Code of conduct doesn't work. Not trained
etc.
Code of conduct fails as its only referred to
for extreme severe violence
Code of conduct handed down has caused
the violence. Need to reexamine.
Code of conduct has made schools
dangerous and violent students run things
Code of conduct is a farce and does not
work
Code of conduct is bad
Code of conduct is killing us, kids get away
with everything
Code of conduct is not followed and
camouflages/overrides/no consistent.

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Code of conduct is not working but with the


right training it could work better
Code of conduct is not working in our
district
Code of conduct is not working, not enough
staff, no consequences.
Code of conduct is not working. Hands are
tied.
Code of Conduct is ridiculous. Teachers
should not be harmed physically
Code of conduct is supposed to be in place
and its not working at all
Code of Conduct is terrible. Living in a
violent poor city. Need more security
Code of conduct isnt working as designed,
no consequences
Code of conduct needs to be changed
seriously
Code of conduct needs to be enforced
Code of conduct needs to be looked at and
listen to teachers to change it
Code of conduct needs to be revamped.
Escalation of violence is tremendous.
Code of conduct needs to be revised again new policy isn't working!!!!
Code of conduct needs to changed again
Code of conduct takes everything out of
teacher hands nothing is being done
Code of conduct very bad - no consequences
punishment
Code of Conduct worst thing to come to
school district-poorly planned
Code of conducts has caused a lot incidents
in the classroom
Code of conducts should be the same in the
districts. Power back to teacher
Code of contact could not be further
different between districts. Crazy
Comparatively this school does not have
Consequences are needed - severe
punishment
Consequences are needed for poor behavior

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Consequences need to be added to code of


conduct
Considered switching school district.
Couldn't find another position
CPA training is highly ineffective, doesnt
work in real world
Danger in a daily basis, somebody has to
help
Different in every building. She is in better
building.
Discipline needed with consequences for
bad actions
District could be more consistent with
discipline policies especially with sexual
harassment
District does what it can with lower SES
District policies do not support staff and
units on all levels of safety
Done
Due to the level of frustration
Emotional abuse should be added to this
survey.
Employed by a specific school intended to
have problematic kids, better stay
Employees do not have the ability to
reprimand the students
Everyone needs to work together to solve
these issues.
Everyone should be restrain trained for
violent situations
Fairly decent school, kids being transferred
in are escalating students
Feeling ready to press police charge due to
what she is exposed
Figure out how this can all work
Friends who have been injured and students
were allowed back in school
Frustrating when police officers are called,
they refuse to come to school
Get rid of the code of conduct
Get rid of the people who don't want to
work...but your hands are tied!!!

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Glad survey is being done


Gotten much worse with cuts in staff, code
of conduct has made them think
Have been considering it for the last year
Have schools monitored. The kids are out
of control and violent
Have sentries watch people come into the
school
Have students attend on a high violence
situations. Everything stems from home
Have to hold the kids accountable with
consequences
Having leadership that HS staff and students
buy in positive culture helps
He loves his job
Her Principal has a good grasp on violence,
some staff is safe.
Hope district is doing something about
violence in schools, getting worse
Hope it get fixed what teachers have to put
up with
Hope this leads to effective change and
show the reality of current polices
Hopes survey helps move in a positive
direction
Hopes this survey brings about change
Horrible code of conduct - students get away
with everything no consequences
Husband quit because of violence
I am disgusted on how administration tries
to cover violence to teachers.
I believe disruptive kids should be home
bound
I dont feel safe walking in parking lots
I don't feel the doors in the building are
secure where I work.
I have really good administration regarding
violence
I loved my job but it is sad that so many
good teachers are leaving.
I retired even though I was not ready to. I
could not take it anymore.

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I wish we had more support. So much


violence no punishment.
I wished we could implement discipline that
other districts.
I work in adult-ed so my answers are diff
than k-12. Were in a very high crime area
I work in elementary school violence
increase as grades increase
I work with special ed students. Some are
wheelchair bound. Some violent.
Ive graduated in this district and violence is
out of control since 10yrs ago
If wasnt close to retirement, I would be
gone
If wasn't close to retirement, would find
another job ASAP
I'm more afraid of parents and strangers in
parking lot than students.
I'm petrified. There's no control. Kids fly out
of control. Administration does nothing
I'm very happy and love my job.
In a good place with good
administrators...this is first year in a long
time
In process of changing districts because of
violence. Too much
Intent is good but code of conduct needs to
include things that are not negotiated
Issues within Urban communities are now
filtering in the schools-need more
It would be better with training and
everyone on the same page
Its more of a community problem and need
them to help end the problem
Its not just children harassing staff its also
parents
Its not the staff or administration, it comes
from higher up.
Its the reason she retired
Just started working, don't feel threatened
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threats/harassment received
Keep violent people out of the building, no
proactive, no consequences
Kid lie about teacher putting hands on them
and teachers are put on leave
Kids & parents have more power than
teachers.
Kids can't be touched for their actions - not
good.
Kids don't feel safe to learn.
Kids have more rights than teachers. Afraid
to do anything when attacked
Kids know there is no real consequence,
more cons. For teachers, no balance
Kids start to turn around 2nd grade. Kids in
3rd, 4th & 5th out of control
Lack of support from higher administration
and what teachers deal with
Leave due to code of conduct
Let teachers teach not referee students
Love teaching and loves her students the
District would revise the Code of Conduct
Love teaching. Will try to help students and
families.
Loved the job for 26 years...the past year or
2 have been alarming!
Loves his job but is dangerous
Lunch room employee
Many good teachers willing to do what
needs to be done, sad to see leaving s
May change districts
Maybe considering retiring because I have
the years in
More common than ever before, kids are
much more physical
More kids than staff that could promote
problems
More monitoring and involvement less
cellphones and more communication
More security for the teachers

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More security personnel to deal with bad


behavior of students
More security staff is needed or police visits
to the school
More security staff needed - need to get
parents involved for respect
More worried about legal ramifications
My building isnt violent but violence
throughout district is ignored.
My business
My district hides behind the code of conduct
and use it as an excuse
Need hall monitors. Teachers should have Ipads
Need more security guards in the hallway
and better access to them
Need more security, dress code, take cell
phones away
Need more staff instead of PA system,
stronger policies for kids
Need more support from NYSUT to stop
poor student behavior
Need to get parents involved ; student need
to be accountable...parents also
Need to take back the schools with students
respecting authority in schools
Needs more to be done to support staff and
keep student and staff safe
Needs to talk more about what is really
going on
New Code of Conduct is not helping-giving
no consequences.
New policy not allowed to punish student,
students are in charge
No one held accountable, not enough
consequences
No one wants their kids to come home beat
up. Mental health programs.
No phones in the classroom to get help.
Push button no one respond.
No rules; kids can do whatever they want to
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No student standard or consequence for


broken rules
No, but changed school districts
Not afraid of these students, afraid for them.
Not always the students, sometimes coworker, need more support
Not in her building but in other building acts
of violence occur every day
Not occupation but location. Fulltime
position I would not leave
Not occupation, but location
Not occupation, but location because of
violence
Not one incidents, it is daily , nonstop issues
dealing with violence
Not prepared to deal with behaviors of kids
Not taken seriously
Not the current school. Other schools
wanted to change profession
Only few years to go
Only waiting for 2 more years to retire.
Hoping things will get better.
Our super. Has a blind eye, has no idea
whats going on, listen to the public
Out of control
Out of control. Students do what they want.
District has lost control over
Parents involvement is paramount.
Parental involvement. New code of conduct
only puts more people in harms way,
Parents also need to be involved with their
children when theyre violent
Parents and students accountability for
actions. Too much is hidden.
Parents are a priority and teachers are not
allowed to do their jobs.
Parents need start action
Paying for her own self-defense classes
People are leaving in droves because of the
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People in building work hard but district


people don't realize what really goes on
Policies in place only hide numbers from the
State
Political wind is a disproportionate # of
students of color have it easier
Previous location before being moved to
safer location
Principal who is leaving was wonderful.
Goes higher up. Code Of Conduct awful
Problem is bigger than the 'school'
Punishments must be enforced
Race is being brought up as "we dont White
teachers or police here" in school
Racism is a poor excuse for bad behavior
Really hard to go to work when kids are
chipping your spirit.
Retired because she couldn't allow the
students to get away with the things
Retiring...she's done
School district needs more staff in the
buildings and more security
School district needs to change code of
conduct - increase violent behavior
School is no longer a safe haven for students
or teachers/staff
Schools need to improve - students are incharge - hallways are dangerous
SD admin makes it more difficult. Cut TA
support, so kids not getting proper
She believes in the kids
She would like to see more consequences to
bad behavior
Should have programs for difficult children
So much violence comes from lack of
mental health support
Societal issue that's carried into school
district...urban school
Someone needs to do something before
something bad happens.
Something just really needs to be done, real
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Spec. Ed kids mixed in with regular kids. A


mess.
Special ed teacher with mental health
Staff needs more training, we need better
communication also
Still out on Workers Comp
Student assaulted by biological mother and
no one did anything about it.
Student spent 1 hour at interventist. Larger
problem, SD is aware, teachers
Students are not held responsive. Lack of
consequences
Students are very different , languages,
violence and no accountability for
Students dont feel safe in school. Im
retiring because of this
Students dont have parents who care and
students dont want to be educated
Students have total autonomy teachers have
none-ok with District, dangerous situation
Students need consequences for actions
Students need to be accountable for their
actions
Students out of control, no structure, smaller
classrooms, too much for teachers
Students should have consequences for their
actions
Students shouldn't be able to have their cell
phones at work
Superintendent and top administrators are
sweeping violence under the rug
Superintendent is a horror. Pro-charter
schools. Had fall out with police dept.
Superiors help us as much as they can but
believe hands are tied
System is not working; students need to be
accountable for their actions
Teachers are too afraid to discipline student
are becoming more disruptive
Teachers dont feel protected need to do
something teachers will leave
Teacher's voices need to be heard.

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Thankful we're doing this survey, school


board needs to come in and see
The answers thinking of district as a whole.
The buck is always passed on violence and
threats between students
The building Im in now is one of the few
god buildings left to work in
The code of conduct from state doesnt
appropriately discipline students
The culture has made the violent behavior
more frequent and normal now.
The district Im in is a shame
The district policies need to change. The
superintendent should call parents i
The issues are being ignored. Something bad
will happen before something is done
The lack of control has deteriorated. They
kids are getting away with everything
The percent of children with emotional
problems is high; our school isnt blended
enough
The problems can be fixed as long as we do
what needs to be done
The problems in school is bigger than the
school its more society
The public needs to know how violent our
schools are
The school is in transition. The lower
amount of students in class is better
There has got to be a zero tolerance for
violence and consequences
There is not enough support staff.
Counselors and social worker.
They have made steps in the right direction
last year
Things need to change
Thinking of retiring sooner than anticipated
This an adult education program in a rented
space.
This is the first year it has been this bad
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This new 'code of conduct' is a nightmare.


Allows for curse words without much
This problem will take more than a year to
fix itself, there no immediate bad
Thought about changing schools, but not
occupation
Thought maybe of changing to a different
building
Tired of being scared.
Too many safety issues
Too much emphasis on student safety not
enough on teacher safety/rights
Too much foul language and violence. Kids
going to prison for murder
Too much is beginning to become accepted,
treated poorly by kids, nothing d
Training needs to be brought in.
Trainings
Transferring schools
Turnover rate is very very high. Teachers
scared about governors grading
Ultimately we are setting up students for
failure. School used to be safe.
Under Common Core not enough
alternatives for students
Union be more behind us
Until super is removed and people hired out
of state are removed, it will get worse
Very dangerous code of conduct = out of
control behavior
Very violent school district/ 3 previous
students arrested for murder
Violence & disrespect towards teachers has
to stop.
Violence exist in hallways, kids run the
hallways, kick/hit potential violence
Violence in our schools esp. Middle schools,
needs to be addressed.
Violence is acceptable, higher ups have no
repercussions for the students
Violence is currently under reports, afraid to
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Violence is getting worse, need more


security, no respect
Violence is on the increase and teachers are
restricted as to what they can
Violence is out of hand
Violent offenders get in school suspension
not out of school, hide suspension rates
Violent students are not disciplined enough
and the children know it
Wants early retirement if this continues.
Police/security need to be involve
Was lucky this year, friends have had
horrible things happen to them at work
We are being beaten and its being allowed.
Feel free to call me
We are not doing the kids or staff any
favors. Nothing is being done.
We are not notified of violent students in our
classes.
We need a new superintendent, one who will
be real with what we deal with
We need help - code/conduct doesn't work
We need help!!The violence need to stop!!
We need help. We need training.
We need more resources & more staff
beyond just teachers.
We need more staff
We need to get the violence under control.
We need help!!
Wed love 2 see appropriate training.
Teachers have rights too.
Why do kids get away with so much, no
consequences
Why work in the city ... Better off
someplace else
Wish someone would uncover what the
Super is covering up
Wish the school district would change the
code of conduct hold kids accountable
Wish they would hold kids accountable
Wishes administration would do something
about unruly students

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Work in many different buildings they all


operate differently
Work in smallest high school in district, feel
very comfortable with staff
Worked in urban district over a
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Would have stayed, just retired, out of


control, too much stress
Would like to change my place of
employment - not the job.
You live through it

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