Teacher posts plea for help from violence in the classroom

A Toronto-area school board is investigating serious allegations of violence after a middle school teacher posted an anonymous plea on Twitter. The letter reflects similar reports from teachers across the country about violence in the classroom.

Janet Balignasay.with Chignecto Central Regional Centre for Education talks about programs in place as the MCC prepares to issue its final report. We hear your feedback on violence in schools. And on the phone-in: Long Covid.

Janet Balignasay, the Student Services Coordinator with Chignecto Central Regional Centre for Education, describes the supports that have been put in place as the MCC prepares to issue its final report in NS. We hear listener feedback on violence in schools. And on the phone-in: Long COVID. Our guests are Sarah Ecker in NB and Dr. Grace Lam.



Warning signs key in school violence prevention, expert says

Canada research chair in school-based mental health and violence prevention Tracy Vaillancourt says incidents like the stabbing at Charles P. Allen High School don't often happen in isolation.

Halifax police called to schools hundreds of times due to violence since 2018

Teachers and support staff say more protections need to be put in place after two staff members were allegedly stabbed at a Halifax school this week and others were injured in previous years.

17-year-old sentenced to 2 years custody after pleading guilty to stabbing Montreal teacher

A 17-year-old high school student pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of an art teacher in Quebec youth court Monday and was sentenced to two years in custody and one year of surveillance.
CBC Investigates

Mom speaks out about allegations of violence, bullying at Thunder Bay, Ont., middle school

The mom of a student at a Thunder Bay, Ont., middle school has created a social media group to spur conversation about the level of violence and bullying she and other parents allege is happening there. But whether school violence in general is on the rise remains in question, according to two Ottawa experts.



B.C. teen recovering after being beaten unconscious by fellow student

A Grade 9 student in Richmond, B.C., says she was left unconscious by a vicious beating from a 17-year-old student in a busy school hallway. RCMP confirm the student was arrested and an investigation is underway.

Teen charged with murder, terrorism in Michigan school shooting as death toll rises to 4

A 15-year-old boy was charged Wednesday with murder, terrorism and other counts for a shooting that killed four fellow students and injured others at Michigan's Oxford High School.

'Chaotic' scene at N.B. high school as parents take kids home due to safety concerns

Parents say it was a hectic scene at Oromocto High School as families pulled their kids out of class Thursday, the same day police patrolled Fredericton High School due to a warning of a 'potential for violence.'

B.C. father who arranged beating of Grade 9 student ordered to pay $479K

More than a decade after a grown man orchestrated the savage beating of a 14-year-old boy as revenge for a “high-school spat” with his son, a B.C. judge has awarded the victim nearly $500,000.

Brampton students hospitalized after 'irritant' sprayed in school cafeteria

Eight teens have been sent to hospital after someone sprayed what police are calling an "irritant substance" inside a Brampton high school’s cafeteria.

'The most difficult student': Education assistant reinstated after 'pushing' violent 9-year-old with autism

A B.C. educational assistant has won her job back after being accused of pushing a nine-year-old with autism who had clawed at her face and kicked her in the nose.

CBC News investigates school violence with look at regional numbers

CBC Investigates has been taking a closer look at the safety of our schools.The CBC surveyed four thousand students between the ages of 14 and 21 about violence in schools .  Half were still in school with the rest over eighteen were reflecting on their school years. The survey was conducted by Mission Research for CBC news with 40% of respondents in Ontario.
School Violence

'Deeply concerning' findings of violence in schools prompt calls for action from centre for child protection

"Deeply concerning" findings from a CBC News survey of student-on-student violence has the Canadian Centre for Child Protection calling for more training in schools to curb the problem.
School Violence

How a former middle school bully let go of his fist and found his voice

Isiah Baptiste used to resort to violence at school as a way to express himself, but with the help of a mentor, he turned to art as an outlet and found a voice he never knew he had.
Editor's Note

Why CBC started looking into violence in schools

Six months ago, we started investigating some troubling instances of elementary and high school students harming other students, physically and emotionally. The investigation took us in unexpected directions and revealed some surprising facts about violence in schools and how we track it.
School Violence

'They're not taking it seriously': Under-reporting of student violence persists

Despite an Ontario law enacted eight years ago that makes it mandatory for school boards to report violent incidents to the education ministry, CBC found many assaults are not being recorded.
School Violence

'I thought he was dead': CBC survey reveals 4 in 10 boys are physically assaulted at school

According to a survey conducted for CBC News, more than a third of students say they were physically assaulted at least once before reaching high school. 
School Violence

More than 1 in 7 girls say they were sexually assaulted by another student — but schools lack policies to help

Fifteen per cent of girls who answered a CBC-commissioned anonymous survey of more than 4,000 students across Canada say they've had a sexual act forced upon them, including oral sex or being forced to touch someone in a sexual manner.
School Violence

'I get nightmares': How racial violence in high schools is taking a mental toll on students

A CBC News survey shows high levels of both violent and racist attacks in Canadian schools, and it's having serious effects on students and their families.
School Violence

Elementary school stops bullies by fostering talk, trust

When traditional methods of punishment weren't doing anything to reduce bullying and school violence, a school in Truro, N.S., decided to try a restorative-justice approach — and says it's paying off.



Bullying at Six Nations school sparks human rights complaint

Parents say not enough was done to deal with bullying at an elementary school in Six Nations and have launched a human rights complaint against the federal government, which operates the school. Parents in the southwestern Ontario community are also lobbying to have more say over what happens at Six Nations’ schools.



Preventing school violence by tackling LGBTQ stigma

A survey commissioned by CBC News for an ongoing series about school violence found that homophobia is another problem facing youth. Some schools are trying to be proactive, by raising awareness about LGBTQ issues.



What can be done about school violence

As part of our investigation into violence between kids at school we are looking at what can be done. Our panel discusses the support victims need and how to try and help the perpetrators.



When bullying goes to court

These parents took school boards to court after they say not enough was done to protect their children from bullying.