From EAG News:
ST. PAUL, Minn. – A high school teacher who was seriously injured when he was assaulted by a student is suing St. Paul Public Schools, claiming the district’s lenient student discipline policies led to the attack.
Meanwhile, more St. Paul teachers and parents are speaking out – albeit anonymously, through a local newspaper columnist – about the deplorable conditions in their district.
One parent specifically criticized the district’s practice of taking a light approach toward discipline for black students, apparently because school administrators believe they have suffered due to “white privilege” in the schools.
Central High School teacher John Ekblad was allegedly body slammed and choked to unconsciousness by student Fon’Tae O’Bannon on Dec. 4. He suffered head injuries and was hospitalized for several days.
O’Bannon, 16, has been charged with third-degree assault.
Ekblad is apparently not willing to write the incident off as just another hard day at work. The law firm of Villaume & Shiek, P.A. issued a statement Monday saying it will be representing Ekblad in a civil suit against the school, according to CBS Minnesota:
“The school district has been on notice that there is a physical violence problem towards teachers in the school district by its students. However, the school district has failed to properly safeguard its teachers.
“The school district had knowledge of the harassment, violence, or assaultive behavior of its students, but did not take any appropriate disciplinary action against its students, nor did the school district take any remedial action to prevent…