A Baltimore city school teacher was pepper sprayed while breaking up a fight between two female students on Thursday.
According to WJZ-TV 13, the fight broke out in Paul Laurence Dunbar High School around 11 a.m. The teacher and one of the students pepper-sprayed during the fight were treated at the scene.
Edie House-Foster, Baltimore City Public Schools spokesperson, said it did not seem like the teacher was the intended target.
As WBAL-TV 11 reports, the fight was in relation to an incident that took place on Wednesday.
Police arrested the student who used the pepper spray during the incident.
Dunbar High School is located near the National Academy Foundation School where a school staff member was assaulted earlier during the same week.
Dearly recently reported an incident where a cafeteria worker was attacked by two students for enforcing the school’s “no food, no milk” policy. In that case, the Baltimore city school staff member suffered bruises, a shattered wrist, and a broken arm.
Another case of student-teacher violence took place in Indiana when a teacher attempted to break up a student fight. Dearly reports the teacher tried to break up the fight by repeatedly striking students and placing one of them in a choke hold.
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Dearly also reported an altercation involving a music teacher and student in California. In this case, a teacher in punched a 14-year-old student for using a racial slur.
The National Center for Education Statistics reports:
The percentage of public school teachers reporting that they had been physically attacked by a student from their school in 2015–16 (6 percent) was higher than in all previous survey years (around 4 percent in each survey year) except in 2011–12, when the percentage was not measurably different from that in 2015–16.
The center also reported that 79 percent of public schools reported: “one or more incidents of violence, theft, or other crimes had taken place, amounting to 1.4 million crimes.”
Surveys for the 2017-2018 school year are still in progress.