Public Schools: New Violence Against Teachers

> During a dance at Gwynn Park High School in Brandywine, Md., an assistant principal had his throat slashed by a former student who came to make trouble.

> A sixth-grade teacher at Simon Elementary School in Washington, D.C., was stabbed with a knife thrown by a twelve-year-old boy who had been spanked for attacking the teacher with a broken bottle.

> Teachers in the East St. Louis, Ill., school system have become so terrified, says School Board President Charles Merritts, that three out of four are carrying guns to class.

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