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Teacher killings bring profession’s risks to light

November 17, 2013 • National News


Columbia High School Principal John Sawchuk poses at the school on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in East Greenbush, N.Y. In 2004 Sawchuk found himself wrestling a 16-year-old student for the loaded shotgun the boy used to wound a teacher in his East Greenbush, N.Y. school. “That was the most terrifying moment of my life, something I will never forget,” Sawchuk said. “I kept thinking, if I let go, he’s going to kill me.” A 2011 survey found that 80 percent of teachers reported being intimidated, harassed, assaulted or Login to read more

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