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'The public truly has no idea': Educators share their stories of violence in the classroom

This week, as we tackled the topic of violence against teachers, educators across the country shared their personal experiences of violence in the classroom.
Ottawa teacher Tony Lamonica holds up one of his x-rays that show his hip bone healing after an attack by a student. A new survey of teachers shows an alarming rate of physical attacks and harassment against teachers. (Ashley Burke/CBC News )

Last week, an Ottawa teacher spoke out after being viciously attacked by a student in his school. He joins a growing number of teachers who say they have experienced physical violence or harassment in the classroom. During our discussion this Sunday on the topic, educators from across the country shared their experiences with student violence and the toll it took on them. 

Here are some of their stories: