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Protect Our Teachers

July 6, 2016

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Schools are some of the most common places for disaffected teens to become violent.

Our High School teachers are increasingly likely to be the victims of such outbursts.

What is being done about it?

The damage incurred when a teacher gets harmed by a violent student is overwhelming. It sends the message that teaching is a dangerous profession and that teachers are sitting ducks.

Our judges must consider this when deciding upon penalties. Because if they don’t make an example of offenders, they become complicit in the eventual outcome – great teachers will forgo the profession to choose something safer and less stressful.

Cases like the one below should encourage the public to pressure the courts to act. Immediately!

 

A teacher who was stabbed in the classroom by a 14-year-old pupil has recalled the horrific moment he was wounded with the six inch knife.

Vincent Uzomah, 51, from Leeds, was working as a supply teacher at Dixons Kings Academy, in Bradford, when the shocking attack took place in June 2015. 

Speaking to Leah Green on a new 5Star documentary airing this week, Vincent said he has been unable to return to work since the terrifying incident and is still struggling to understand why he was targeted. 

This case was particularly heinous due to the reaction of the student bystanders. I wrote about it here.

Click on the link to read Good Intentions Doesn’t Equate to Good Teaching

Click on the link to read Teachers Have to Maintain Their Self-Control

Click on the link to read Teachers Confess Their Sins

People Find the Stabbing of a Teacher Funny

August 11, 2015

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A teacher gets stabbed by a crazed student and 69 of his student friends signal their approval:

 

A judge has blasted the ‘sick’ people who ‘liked’ a Facebook post of the 14-year-old boy who stabbed a supply teacher in a racist attack. 

The boy, who the judge ruled cannot be identified, was overheard calling Vincent Uzomah a ‘b******’ and a ‘n*****’ before he knifed him in the stomach at Dixons Kings Academy in Bradford in June. 

In a message ‘liked’ by 69 people, he then boasted on Facebook: ‘The motherf***** getin funny so I stick the blade straight in his tummy.’ 

Passing sentence yesterday, Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC condemned the boy’s post and those who ‘liked’ it as ‘sick’.

The judge said: ‘It’s an appalling reflection on a small microcosm of our society that within minutes or hours after posting, 69 people “liked”. How sick.’

The judge described the attack as ‘utterly shocking’ and told the boy he had ‘deliberately and callously’ stabbed his teacher.

He said: ‘You went to your school armed with a knife with a significant blade intending, when the opportunity presented, to stab your teacher Vincent Uzomah.

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Click on the link to read Imagine if Teachers Were Treated Like Sporting Stars

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Click on the link to read The Plot by Fourth Grade Students to Kill Their Classroom Teacher

Click on the link to read We Are Not Doing Nearly Enough to Protect Teachers


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