NEW: Central Falls Superintendent Speaks Out on Teacher Assault
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
She also disclosed new details about an assault by a student against a teacher at the Calcutt Middle School last week.
Gallo said the assault took place in a classroom reserved for students with “significant behavioral and academic challenges.” She said one student began to behave in a way that required that the teacher restrain him, using techniques that special ed staff have been trained to use. “Unfortunately, the teacher was injured in the process,” Gallo said.
Student removed from district after teacher assault
The incident was not reported directly to police. But Gallo said the teacher “acted completely appropriately” in reporting the incident to the school administration. “[I]mmediate actions were taken by the administration to remove the student from the classroom – in fact, the student has been placed out of district for the time being,” Gallo said.
She said students with special education needs are afforded clear protections under federal law and that teachers are trained to address their needs. But Gallo said that does not mean the district would discourage them from reporting incidents.
“These are our most vulnerable students and sometimes our teachers, staff, and administrators are put in difficult positions when managing them – we in no way would dissuade teachers from reporting such incidents and always work to take swift action to protect the health and safety of the District’s employees, and students,” Gallo said.
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