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Older retired teachers I have spoken to are shocked at the degree of due diligence needed to get the office to do something with an abusive, disruptive student.

Incident reports, phone calls and letters to the parents, along with detentions are frequently required before what often amounts to a mere slap on the wrist can be administered at the office.

Fish, Ph D, professor in the school-psychology program at Queens College, in Flushing, New York.

"Or he missed learning something the previous year -- he was out sick when the teacher introduced subtraction -- and he's never gotten the hang of it."The right response: Ask the teacher for specifics so you can judge what kind of help your child needs: Is he having trouble in every subject or just one? Is he not doing the work, or is he frustrated and can't handle it?

Reports from teachers say her case isn’t an anomaly.

A 2011 study, "Understanding and Preventing Violence Directed Against Teachers," reported 80% of about 3,000 K-12 teachers surveyed felt victimized by students, students’ parents or colleagues in the past year.

By Stephanie Goldberg, CNN (CNN) - Several years ago, Brendesha Tynes was taken aback when she received an e-mail from one of her former students.

The note directed her to a Facebook event for an all-night bar crawl - an event with which Tynes, an assistant professor at the time, had nothing to do.

We even have in-services to address bullying among students and intervention strategies.

We know when and how to step in and take a stand against the bullying we see among students.

A high school science teacher, Sarah Sorge has taught in private, charter, and public schools in grades 7-12.

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