NHS is such a dysfunctional organization that really lacks common sense. The problem with NHS is that they are detached from the consequences of policies that anyone in the field can tell you are devoid of all sense of reality. The latest debacle being the ban on prone restraint. Instead of the ban promoting safety, [...]

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The number of assaults on staff has increased by more than 500 percent in just five years, from 52 in 2007 to 280 in 2012. Serious injuries sustained by staff members doubled between 2007 ad 2010. Source: NYS Commission of Correction, records through Dec. 14, 2012. Leave it to New York to prove itself seemingly [...]

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Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts with The Force Science Research Center Editor’s Note: Our thanks to Chris Lawrence of the Ontario Police College and a member of the Force Science certification faculty for alerting us to the publication of this study. An exaggeration of the sudden in-custody death problem is generating “persecution and prosecution” [...]

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Fla. – Authorities say an 11-year-old boy cornered a special education student in the bathroom of a Tampa Bay area middle school and tried to set him on fire. According to CBS affiliate WTSP, the police report states that the boy “took a can of Old Spice body spray and lit the spray stream on [...]

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TTAPR on February 8th, 2012

West Des Moines school officials say comments posted on Twitter and Facebook are behind assaults made by two students. Officials say the problem started when comments were posted online about a car accident that happened in Des Moines. Two 17-year-old students at Valley High School say they felt bullied by each other and on Thursday [...]

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TTAPR on February 8th, 2012

A dozen students were arrested by Shreveport Police after a Monday afternoon brawl on a Caddo Parish school bus. According to police, a fight broke out on a bus taking students home from Hamilton Terrace Learning Center, just after 3 p.m. Monday. The bus driver reportedly realized that the vehicle was near the police department. [...]

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TTAPR on February 8th, 2012

Students mingle after school at Barbara Goleman High School in Miami Lakes. A school fight led to a student being stabbed Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. A fight Tuesday between two male students at Barbara Goleman Senior High left one with cuts on his back and arms and the other student in police custody, officials said. [...]

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The school day was well under way when the fight between two boys broke out on the fourth floor of Overbrook High School: A 17-year-old walking to class was punched multiple times by a younger boy. At first, the unarmed school police officers who intervened didn’t think the incident was serious enough to summon city [...]

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The Supreme Court has granted a retrial to a woman who sued a Ballarat Primary School for injuries she incurred when restraining an aggressive student. Margaret Rees was an integration aide at the school at Delecombe when she intervened to stop one child from attacking another in 2003. She alleged she suffered anxiety, a major [...]

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TTAPR on November 14th, 2011

This fight was more savage than anything Brooklyn Harper had ever seen at Westlake High School. Two years ago Georgia Department of Education reduced the ability of teachers to maintain a safe environment. According to this article the total number of serious offenses rose in metro school district in direct correlation to DOE’s policy change. [...]

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