it’s been an interesting week for DOE employees. On Friday A TEACHER AT CITY AS A SCHOOL WAS STUNNED TWICE WITH A STUNNED GUN by a student who did not like their grade. (I’m just wondering if the student realized that crying to the principal would have guarnateed a passing grade.) Also on Friday a School Safety Agent was slashed in the leg by a student at HUMANITIES PREP CAMPUS on West 18th street. Yesterday, Two School Safety agents suffered minor injuries while breaking up a fight and slashing in Queens.
Oddly Enough this lack of security nothing new. Principals like David Jimenez have fudged the Safety Numbers to a point where teachers are now targets (And I don’t mean the store where you send Denise to shop for you David.)in their own classrooms.
For example, at Manhattan Center, David Jimenez and AP of security Daniel Albbetta have fudged the safety numbers so much that Manhattan Center does not have the required number of School Safety agents as established by DOE protocol. (That protocol is one safety agent per door).
In April of 2014, a teacher was attacked as an intruder who entered through an unguarded exit door.
In July of 2014, a students was slashed as he opened an exit door for a friend.
We only know about these incidents this week because they were reported in the News. Most of the time principals will try to sweep these incidents under the rug. For example, When the teacher was attacked at Manhattan Center last April Jimenez tried to keep it a secret and ushered teachers out of the back door. Most of the teachers at Manhattan Center read about the assault on this blog and questioned Jimenez’s reasons for hiding the attack.
I just wonder how many other incidents of teachers being attacked by students have been swept under the rug.
Today,teachers have to face attacks by incompetent administrators who seek to end their careers and now the possibility of being stunned by students Simply means one thing, our union should have gotten us combat pay.