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Winnipeg teacher struck by student with hammer in classroom: school division

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A Winnipeg school division says a teacher is at home recovering after being hit by a student with a hammer at Shaftesbury High School – Apr 27, 2022

A Winnipeg school division says a teacher is at home recovering after being hit by a student with a hammer.

The Pembina Trails School Division said Wednesday the teacher was struck while in class a day earlier at Shaftesbury High School and immediately called for help.

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A student who the division says brought a hammer to school was escorted to the office and sent home after the student’s parents were notified.

Police said they were investigating, but no arrests were made.

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A school social worker was offering support to students.

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“We know that witnessing a violent incident can cause trauma and feelings of anxiousness, worry, anger,” the division said in a statement, which was sent to parents, guardians and students.

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“These feelings are normal. Please know that (Pembina Trails) advisers are available to support students.”

It said students in nearby classrooms heard a commotion and were guided by teachers to take “appropriate measures to remain safe.”

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Police confirmed they responded to reports that a staff member at the high school had been assaulted around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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Officers stationed at the school were on hand to de-escalate the situation and to remove the student before general patrol officers responded.

Police said the teacher declined medical attention.

 

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