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A post-lockdown pandemic of violence is spreading through our schools

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26.11.2021

Forget the academics for now; educators need to address COVID trauma

You did not have to be a genius to realize that this was about to happen. The other week, following a decision that went into immediate effect, high school students in Pennsylvania went back to remote learning from home. That decision, which aims to protect both the staff and the students, was made after violent altercations broke out between students, including in the hallways of some schools and in the parking lots.

At one school, a teacher was assaulted when three violent fistfights took place simultaneously in the hallways, one of which also continued in the student parking lot. In another violent altercation at a high school outside Columbus, Ohio, nine teachers were injured and seven students were charged with aggravated riot. In total, 97 violent incidents involving guns have been reported in 2021, which led to eight deaths and 35 injuries — compared to 29 incidents in 2019.

An article published recently in The Washington Post included interviews with teachers and experts from across the United States who expressed their views on the violent incidents at the schools. According to them, social distancing is a risk factor for students who have a........

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