Amid Attacks, Teachers Weigh Their Safety Against Student Privacy

Stateline: The cellphone video is shocking: A high school student shoves a teacher, then hits him face-on and is still hurling punches, his peers giggling along, as the man tumbles backward onto the floor.

The August attack at a Milwaukee high school went viral and had officials in Wisconsin wondering how they can protect teachers against classroom violence.

The question has been around for years, and most states allow law enforcement agencies and courts to notify school districts of potentially criminal juveniles. But a state lawmaker in Wisconsin wants to go further, saying the classroom teachers that work directly with students should be notified, and raising questions about the intersection of student privacy and teacher safety.

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