Student Attacks on Teachers Up 34.5%; Record 209,800 in 2011-12 School Year

Lauretta Brown, CNS News, June 10, 2014

A record 209,800 primary and secondary school teachers reported being physically attacked by a student during the 2011-2012 school year, according to new data released Tuesday by the federal government.

That was up 34.5 percent from the previous record of 156,000 teachers who were attacked by students in the 2007-2008 school year.

The data was published in “Indicators of School Crime and Safety,” which was released yesterday by the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.



197,400 of the teachers who were physically attacked by a student worked in public schools. 12,400 worked in private schools.

Overall, 5.8 percent of public school teachers reported being physically attacked by a student during the year, and 2.7 percent of private school teachers reported being physically attacked by a student.

Female teachers were more likely to report being attacked by a student (6.0 percent) than male teachers (3.5 percent).


In 2011–12 SASS collected the responses of about 51,100 public school teachers and 7,100 private school teachers from across the U.S. to a questionnaire which asked teachers: “Has a student from this school ever physically attacked you?”


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  • Truthseeker

    The less White our country gets, the more violent and disorderly it gets.

    • sbuffalonative

      The kids know they’re untouchable and their parent (singular) knows how the ghetto lottery is played.

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        Don’t think teachers aren’t suing, they are. It’s the ONLY way we can fight back and seek justice when our own districts and lame unions refuse to protect us from violent, thug students.

        One concession my own union won a number of years ago was the RIGHT to be notified if a violent student is placed in our classrooms. This came about after lawsuits were filed by teachers who had been assaulted by students known by the district — but not the teacher — to be extremely dangerous.

        I know one teacher who won a $10,000 judgement plus her choice of schools after she was assaulted by a student.

        Teachers in another district went to court and got 1,000-ft. restraining orders against dangerous students after the district refused to protect them.

        As more and more deranged, psychotic students are placed in mainstream classes, there will be more lawsuits.

        The lawyers are lined up and waiting.

        • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

          I worked with a similar public and as an employee it’s so comforting to know that your only recourse is to sue your employer after one of the little darlings attacks you. Seemingly none of my fellow employees stopped to consider the implications – we are thrown unarmed into a low-intensity conflict, get attacked, then taxpayers get to pay all over again for the injuries that the darlings cause. A sane society would stop to consider the utility of even having browns and blacks around, since they’re nothing but a burden and a destructive force.

        • Funruffian

          Only $10,000? That’s pretty weak. When you stop and consider the Children of Shetavious and Shaniqua are winning the six and seven figure lawsuits, because they falsely accused a teacher after they attacked the teacher. The district caves in and awards the Bantus $$ for fear of ethnic reprisal.

    • archer

      Lose your guns and you will eventually lose your life, the only thing keeping the savages out of our homes is the fact that the majority of Americans at least in the burbs still have firearms, Obama wants to put an end to the second amendment and to us as well.

      • Jack Whistler

        That’s why blacks, and their leadership especially are always so in favor of destroying the 2nd Amendment.

        To the Bantu mugging and looting white people and their homes is a perfectly legitimate career, while murdering and raping the white folk is a perk of the job.

        Meanwhile being shot by a white person who does not want to be culturally enriched is an ‘occupational hazard’ they want to eliminate.

  • dd121

    Does this have anything to do with Holder’s policy to not punish blacks?

    • APaige

      Yes would be my guess. I wonder what is the race of the attackers. Anyone know of a source?

      • 1stworlder

        If it was published it would include people with feces colored skin as white, just like the TX 10 most wanted.

      • dd121

        This story is from a liberal source. When they report they usually leave out salient facts which change their Narrative. It usually takes a lot of extra research to stitch the whole story, and the truth, together.

    • 1stworlder

      Japanese guy gets suspended for chewing gum, black guy gets a “time out” for raping a teacher.

      • APaige

        The document states that “In the 2011–12 school year, a higher percentage of Black teachers (14 percent) than White teachers and teachers of other racial/ethnic groups (9 percent each) reported being threatened by a student from their school during the school year.

        Those schools with a combined minority population over 50% that had 20 or more violent incidents reported to the police was 7.9%. Those with less than 5% of minority population it was 1.5. p 119

        8.5% of those schools were over 50% of the students are minority reported problems with student verbal abuse ofteachers that happened once a week or daily . Those schools with less than 5% minority enrollment had too few cases for a reliable estimate.
        The report ‘indirectly’ points to who is the problem. As if anyone would be shocked.

      • sbuffalonative

        What matters is that on paper the numbers are equal for each group.

  • At least the schools are diverse and vibrant.

    You do have to crack a few teachers’ skulls to make an omelet, as Lenin might have said. Right?

    • JSS

      Right you are QD but Id wager even Lenin understood if you kill the hens soon you won’t have any eggs left to break. That’s why I really think the people running this particular animal farm aren’t nearly as smart as they think they are.

  • A Freespeechzone

    When the punishment for assaulting a teacher amounts to suspension, it is a reward to not have to be in school.

    Back in my day, one never even considered threatening a teacher, let alone assaulting one…the punishment of the day was a paddle or razor strap that definitely left an impression. I went to a predominately black school for a while in the ’60s, we had no assaults on teachers…period.

    Nowadays, the students can’t even be touched for fear of a lawsuit….which emboldens the most violent.

    It’s only a matter of time before a disgruntled black student will kill a teacher—just because he/she felt ‘disrespected’.

    If I were a teacher, and I’m not….I would be armed at all times..

    No apologies…

    • MindHead99

      Poor Colleen Ritzer was killed by black student at a mostly white suburban high school in MA. Teaching is getting more dangerous and deaths will probably become more frequent. If discipline isn’t allowed on black students many teachers will transfer or quit before they get killed.

  • ncpride

    The last year at my son’s elementary school, there was exactly one male teacher in the entire place, and that always made me nervous, especially since they had a particularly violent black kid who would not hesitate to fight a female teacher. At the middle school my kids attended, there were plenty of male teachers, and my daughter actually witnessed one forcibly remove a student from the classroom after trying to get physical with a female teacher. Thankfully, these incidents are very rare.

    Sometimes I still feel a little shocked about what’s happening in this country. In my day, we would have never dared to sass a teacher, much, much less actually assault one. It really makes me sad.

    • When I I was a child, I never hesitated to fight any number of adults for any reason, ever. In Croatia in 1991, I loved bashing and smashing with hand grenades, a rifle and an axe.. I was always willing to fight five of anything, or three of anything with a rifle.

  • Olorin

    Come now.

    Attacking a teacher is simply how a Downtrodden Urban Yoof says in his/her own inimitable idiom: “I’m feeling terribly itchy and malcontent today with the weight of white racism bearing down on my psyche, and also how LaQuisha dissed me by doing it with Dantwaeon in the girls’ bathroom. Plus I want something that I don’t have/someone else does, and therefore gimme.”

  • JohnEngelman

    Public schools are under pressure to reduce the expulsion rate for blacks. Liberals complain about “school to prison pipeline.”

    I think the school to prison pipeline needs a longer diameter and a faster volume.

    At least a million teenagers cannot be educated and violently interfere with the education of teenagers who can be educated, and who want to be. The troublemakers need to be flushed into the pipeline so that teachers can teach and students can learn.

    • Puggg

      Do you know how to ride a motorcycle?

      A certain someone has been promising that we’d get together and pop some wheelies on top of the school to prison pipeline. Doggy’s still waiting.

      Or maybe you’d like to fill in.

    • LHathaway

      How about a pipeline to one of your public works projects?

    • Usually Much Calmer

      My solution to the school to prison pipeline is to stop providing it with raw material.

      We have decided, through a haphazard collection of policies enacted with at least benign assumptions if not good intentions, to breed these children who afflict us so.

      • JohnEngelman

        We should replace Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) with free abortion on demand. One abortion can save a small fortune in welfare payments, the cost of educating someone who cannot learn, and criminal justice expense.

        • Who Me?

          Mandatory abortion, as morally repugnant as it is, along with mandatory sterilization, or at least mandatory, long-term birth control should be required upon receipt of taxpayer social services by any non-white. Profiling and discrimination be damned.

          • Usually Much Calmer

            Those things are tough sells.

            Mandatory anything makes people uncomfortable. Mandatory eugenics will never be accepted.

          • JohnEngelman

            Free abortion on demand is not the same as mandatory abortion.

        • Usually Much Calmer

          I had only thought of 1) ending welfare and 2) the trade: welfare for sterilization.

          Your suggestion of abortion on demand would be palatable enough to possibly go over with the general population. But I’m always wary of spending that is professed ‘to pay for itself’- it usually never does.

          Thank you John for your reply.

  • I taught undergraduate laboratory chemistry, and my students loved me. I don’t have to wonder hard why that was. I also was not afraid of explosions or fire. Or anything else.

  • MBlanc46

    They don’t dare break the attacks down by race.

  • 4321realist

    I wonder if these additional attacks occurred because they’ve been encouraged by Barry and Eric who refuse to prosecute “their people?”

    And I also wonder if their edict for the schools to stop disciplining out-of-control blacks will cause even more attacks this year.

  • Funruffian

    private Schools don’t have to put up with some ornery or psycho kid. That rat can get expelled without recourse at a private school. That is why I have my daughter enrolled in private school. I shield her from harm and the increased threat of bodily harm.
    Public schools suck. Why else are they free?

  • [Guest]

    >>>A record 209,800 primary and secondary school teachers reported being physically attacked by a student during the 2011-2012 school year…

    Next year, a new new record.

    • LHathaway

      We’re number 1.

      In about every statistic, these days.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    How many minority superintendents were just salivating at the idea of getting rid of those early 50 year old white teachers who have 5 years or less until retirement by shipping them to the ghetto schools.

    The very reason why teacher seniority, which IS still in effect, is so important, and why the feds are working furiously to get rid of it. Education is a highly political process, without seniority assignment will be based on a racial basis.

    What’s interesting is that recently (and quietly) I’m seeing a lot more White administrators hired.

    I’m also seeing a rise in lawyers specifically trained to handle educational issues that affect teachers, just as there are salivating lawyers ready to sue the district “for the children.”

    Mandatory teacher transfers was tried in the 70s in California: White teachers were to be bused into ghetto schools along with White children (I mean teachers were to get ON THE DAMNED BUS). There were immediate repercussions; teachers threatened with this process retired, quit in droves or moved to suburban schools out of the reach of the busing madate; White students’ families fled for the suburbs to escape.

    An anti-busing, grassroots effort put an end to busing.

    Busing did more to segregate cities than Jim Crow laws and housing covenants ever did.

    Older teachers cannot win: The media, out of one side of its lying mouth call us “burnouts” sitting around doing nothing in classrooms all day marking time until we can collect our pensions; on the other side, it says we are “the most experienced,” “most qualified” with “the greatest knowledge” and should go to the most difficult schools “where we’re needed” because younger teachers lack enough training, are ill-prepared, ill-equipped and barely qualified.

    What I see with young teachers is a breathtaking lack of knowledge in the subject matter they’re supposed to be teaching, yet well-versed in Marxist theory and Common Core pedagogy.

    This is the new, coming generation of teachers

    • Howard W. Campbell

      The county where I grew up had two districts, which I will call A & B. District A covered the county seat and the southern part of the county. Since it was a fairly large county, somehow the district B escaped busing from one district to the next. In the early 70’s, district B was lightly populated, but began to fill up quickly. As late as the early 80’s, the high schools in that district were still over 80% white (my high school was 25% white). The groids quickly started moving to that part of the county and B is now 25/75 Non B/B. The school district I attended is 15 Non B/85 B. We took a $40,000 hit just to get rid of my parents house after my mom passed away. There is a substantial private school system in place too.

      As with California, there were many teachers from my sisters generation who bailed out of the system or moved to Podunk. Even in elementary school, I would come back every fall and ask something along the line of “Hey, where are Greg & Harry”, to which the usual response was “they moved to the next county”.

      In high school (early 80’s)l, I don’t remember too many new teachers coming in. We inherited a bunch of black teachers who started in the era of segregated schools (and teaching was probably the best gig they could get). There were still a fair number of white teachers who started in the 50’s or early 60’s and could see the pension a few years down the road. There was a black principal and assistant principal who were there specifically to shut down the ever present claims of “racism”. To retain the few white students that were at my high school (about 240 – 250 out of 1000), we had a “school within a school”. We may have been on the same ground, but generally not in the same classes. Eventually, this too was dismantled (after I graduated).

      I shudder when you see those reports of “Best places to live”, because those communities are now targets of federal meddling. Carmel, Indiana (directly north of Indianapolis) was recently named as one of the best places in the US to live by some major magazine. It is a very nice city and the mayor is a man named Jim Brainerd. He is a BIG GOVERNMENT Republican. His justification is the following: Indiana doesn’t have mountains or beaches, but still needs to attract talent; how do we make this city one that the cognitive elite will seriously consider? There have been a number of major public works projects over the past 20 years that generally made Carmel stick out as compared to other suburban cities.
      Carmel is full of A type personalities and has a high school with 4400 students. The largest minority group (less than 10%) are Asians. Yes, you can find top talent for anything with that many kids. SAT scores tend to drive housing prices and while Carmel is inexpensive compared to NYC or LA, around central Indiana, it is fairly pricey. Carmel has a reputation for being snobbish, but they have a lot to be proud of. Outside of a small Asian minority, Carmel is pretty white. Crime is relatively minimal. How long that lasts depends on how soon they start shipping the derelicts from Haughville or Martindale-Brightwood 10 miles north.

      I’ve seen both good and bad teachers, but even (white) average kids can learn with substandard teachers. In the suburban schools outside of Indianapolis, there are probably 50 applications for each position. The substandard ones do not last long out there. What concerns me, is that either the whites are going to be forced back into the cities at gun point. or they will clean out IPS (Indianapolis Public schools) and ship them out to the suburbs.

    • You need to get out of there, dear lady.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble


    No question this is a direct result of the “no suspension” policy. Students have gotten the message loud and clear that it is open season on aberrant behavior, including assaulting teachers, and that there is nothing that teachers or admins can do.

    And they’re right.

    There are also a LOT more violent, psychopathic students who are being dumped into regular classrooms as a cost-saving device. Special ed services cost approximately three times what “regular” services for students cost.

    I heard on the news today that there are record numbers of teachers absent on any given day.

    And this:

    Enrollment in teacher preparation programs plummets

    A report for the commission indicates… a 24 percent reduction from the previous year’s total. That was by far the biggest decline recorded over the past decade, during which enrollments have steadily dropped. Enrollments have declined by 66 percent from a decade earlier.

    A direct result of Commie Core curriculum, layoffs, overcrowded classrooms, violent students and high stakes testing the results of which are tied to YOUR salary.

    Hopefully the entire system, built on lies, will implode in on itself but as the country becomes increasingly non-White I see nothing but further chaos and anarchy as the government tells us we are “all the same,” all students have equal potential and failure is due to White racism and oppression.

    The schools are only a part of the problem; our country is being overrun by low iq cretins demanding hand-outs from hard working citizens.

    THAT is the important problem.

    • Why not just lock them up in juvie and give them plenty of Thorazine and Haldol? Those pieces of feces are going to prison once they’re 18 anyway.

  • Diamond_Lil

    I’ve had four close calls with violent mexican thuglet gangster-wannabes. One particular nasty student who decided to hit the door instead of me (very close call – I went home shaking) ended up in the psych ward for two weeks. It seems he was babbling about coming back to the school and taking people out. He had also acquired a firearm for said purpose. When I found they where returning him to my classroom, I pitched a fit and threatened to sue. He lasted about two weeks in the Emotionally Depraved classroom before he ended up in juvie again. While I do have Deans that have my back, their hands are constrained by the Obama educational disciplinary policies for minorities – placing many teachers in danger as a result.

    • The only teacher I ever had whom I met informally was Mrs. Koch. I was out shoveling snow, and dug her car out of a big drift. She was my AP English teacher. I had to lift her car up off the median.

  • Who Me?

    This is not talking about college students, but the K-12 crowd. I know it was a good many years age (grad, class of ’74) but neither I nor anyone I ever attended school with would have dreamed of laying a hand on a teacher, or even gotten overly “mouthy” with one, male or female. Of course, we also never heard of or thought about taking a weapon to school to use on each other. Well, one correction: there were plenty of weapons there, knives for food in lunchboxes, even the occasional rifle brought by some proud student for show-and-tell, but they weren’t for use as weapons.

  • So Done!

    This information needs to go viral! Please support getting a major news network to get this information! I would also add that teachers are sexually attacked, but you never hear about it because school cover it up! Please please get this out to the public!