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Teacher resignations pile up after being 'terrorized' by first graders

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NY Daily News – Teachers say they’re being terrorized by unruly students as young as six in a Pennsylvania school district where more than 40 teachers have resigned since the start of the school year.

Amanda Sheaffer, a first-grade teacher who attended a Harrisburg school board meeting on Monday, said, "I have been kicked, punched, hit, scratched. I've had a student physically restraining me in front of my other students,” according to PennLive.com.

Sheaffer, who has worked in the district for four years, said the incidents interrupt her day, as she’s required to clear the room, call security, and write a report.

Teachers are now asking for support after a series of violent altercations with students led to at least 45 resignations between July and October, according to the Harrisburg Education Association.

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