PORTLAND, Ore. — Teachers across Oregon say they are seeing outbursts and disruptive behavior from students at an unprecedented rate and the alarming trend has caused many of them to question if they can continue to provide a safe learning environment.
Note: The laws in California and New York now require expelling healthy, whole students based on their vaccination status. At the same time, schools are turning into pysch wards and play grounds are more like prison grounds with violence and trouble. Are we so worried about measles or chicken pox of pertussis that we think it is acceptable, even necessary to remove students who may be honor roll 4.0 kids, athletes, leaders, kind kids, special needs kids, every type of kid?
I'm reminded of an old 1960s commercial for Armour hot dogs, "Hot dogs! Armour hot dogs! What kind of kids eat Armour hot dogs? Fat kids. Skinny kids. Kids who climb on rocks. Tough kids. Sissy Kids. Even kids with chicken pox love hot dogs! Armour hot dogs! The Dogs! Kids! Love! To Bite!"
Today, kids without a chicken pox shot are to be feared and removed, like criminals. Meanwhile, the violent behavior of our critically and chronically unwell population of students escalates to never before seen heights.
Hot diggety dog...
By Anne Dachel
TWO RECENT STORIES on Age of Autism were about the explosion in school violence seemingly everywhere.
June 11, 2019, Violence, Aggression Taking Over Classrooms in Ore-GONE
And June 7, 2019, Iowa Teachers Reach Breaking Point Over Student Violence
So what is happening to children from Iowa to Oregon and from Maine to California? Curiously this is never a topic for the national networks or major print media.
On my website LossOfBrainTrust.com I manage to post a few of the non-stop local stories from around the world each day. (Believe me I could add hundreds if I really worked at it.)
So what is the public supposed to think when they read about VIOLENCE in schools (more and more it’s elementary schools) in their town?
Why are schools across the country adding “calming rooms” to help with aggressive students?
Why are state legislatures passing laws on restraining and secluding kids as young as kindergarteners?
Why are more districts partnering with mental health providers and adding in-school therapy?
When will the local stories add up to being a national issue? Will the candidates care about this issue in 2020?
Here are some examples of just how bad things are EVERYWHERE:Oslo, Norway: Armed police and emergency health care personnel responded swiftly to calls of a “threatening situation” involving a knife at a primary school in Oslo this week. Eight minutes later they had control of the suspect, a little boy who apparently was angry with his teacher. … It was just the latest example of violence at Norwegian schools, also now those with the youngest pupils. …
A new report confirms the incident was not unusual. Norway’s workplace regulatory agency Arbeidstilsynet has just recently surveyed 93 primary and junior high schools in southeastern Norway, and state broadcaster NRK reported on Wednesday that the findings were raising alarm: fully 90 percent of the schools lack routines to prevent violence and threats. School employees don’t receive training in how threatening situations can be warded off.
…“The problems are the biggest in the primary schools,” federation leader Steffen Handal told NRK. “Teachers are subject to a rising degree of violence from pupils. We’ve seen incidents double from 2005 to 2018.”
Brighton, MI: Officials with Brighton Area Schools have provided some clarification about student disruptions at Hawkins Elementary School in Brighton. On Wednesday, WHMI reported that special education students were causing daily disruptions at the school to the point where a class may have to be evacuated 2-3 times a day because of a disruptive or violent student.