From First Coast News:
If a student lays a hand on a teacher something that happens more than you might think, then that student should be arrested right then and there and no ifs, ands or buts about it, that instead of nothing happening should be the district’s policy.
This is also from the First Coast piece.
“I can’t think of any other reason to write a report like that than to mask the true crime rate in schools,” Zona said. “I don’t think I’ve gone on record this openly talking about stuff, but everything that I’m hearing and I think that you’ve heard in your research is enough is enough. I mean something needs to be done.”
Zona is right on both accounts the only reason you wouldn’t arrest someone is if you wanted to skew the numbers, so the superintendent can say, hey look at us arrests are way down, and something needs to be down.
Discipline is hard but important and when the district hamstrings teachers and then does not back them up then we are courting tragedy.