I don’t know, and I don’t care if the teacher did what the parent said. The parent should not have attacked the teacher. What is she teaching her child, that violence is the way? If the teacher did strike the child, you go to the principal and ask for disciplinary action. If that don’t work, you move up to the district level and if that don’t work, get a good lawyer on your side… But you don’t enter a school, and beat the crap out of a teacher.
Long Island teacher Catherine Engelhardt is recovering in the hospital after a vicious attack by the parent of one of her students, according to WABC7 in New York.
The 12-year-old student’s mother, Annika McKenzie, reportedly walked right past the school’s security guards and waited for Engelhardt to leave the classroom. That’s when she got in an argument with the teacher over allegations that Engelhardt had struck her daughter.
Engelhardt told WABC7 that she doesn’t feel safe at her own place of work:
“It’s not like I thought a parent would do something, but I knew something violent was going to happen, I’ve warned (the school) time and again that the children have no respect for adults. Yes, I fear for my safety. They can’t control kids.”