Quote: It would not surprise me to find out that the teacher knew that the child needed extra support, but she could not get that school to do anything, so she had to press charges to get him removed from the classroom and/or get additional resources that he needs. I agree with the school district. No teacher ever, no matter what they teach, deserves to be hit, kicked, or hurt in the line of duty. We do not sign up to be abused. We do what we do for little respect, little money, no raises, and almost no help. I completely disagree with what the other poster said about how many times she had been injured. Being physically abused does not come with the territory of being a special needs or gen ed teacher. Do doctors, lawyers, sanitation workers, maids, bookkeepers, or cashiers get physically abused and accept it? NO! if this was your daughter or son who was hurt while she was teaching would you accept it as part of the job? NO! You would be incensed! Special needs children/adults need different strategies and more support... our educational system is failing them and the teachers who work with them, and if it takes filing a police report to get this teacher and child some help then I am glad the police were there. I'm sorry for the OP for having to go through this, no parent should, and I hope you get the help you need for your child to be successful.