To teach the kids, first control the parents
We've talked about this issue before, but whenever a parent instigates violence at a school, it seems worth a mention. In the latest incident, yesterday at Maritime Industries Academy, I'm told that a school police officer tried to search a boy for weapons. He and his mother then attacked the officer, and a second boy walking by got involved.
A few weeks ago, we had a mother walk into a classroom at Matthew Henson Elementary and attack a teacher. What I suggest in the headline, that schools need to control parents, is impossible, of course. But the parents do need to exercise self-control. I guess these incidents are just further proof that if schools are to get better, the whole community needs to be involved.