Teachers want action as student assault rates on staff escalate

first_imgStuff.co.nz 3 July 2020Family First Comment: “the number of physical assaults on staff has almost doubled in five years.”If they want to know the real reasons for this development, they only need read our recent report – “A DOG’S BREAKFAST – New Zealand’s Anti-Smacking Law 13 Years On”. It explains exactly why we’ve got to where we are with violence in our schools. https://www.familyfirst.org.nz/smacking-law-2020/Teachers being hit, kicked and bitten, chairs thrown and windows smashed – these are some of the scene that play-out in Kiwi classrooms as the number of physical assaults on staff has almost doubled in five years.In 2014, 714 children were stood-down or suspended for violence. By 2018 that had risen to 1360.Canterbury had the highest number of stand-downs and suspensions for physical assaults on staff in 2018 with 263 cases, followed by 222 in Auckland.A lack of mental health support for primary pupils is to blame for violent behaviour in the classroom, teachers say.Stuff spoke to two primary teachers and a teacher aide at a special school and agreed not to name them.One Christchurch teacher said mental health issues were the main cause of violent behaviour in schools and more funding was needed to for wrap-around services.“We have children who come to school with issues but there is no funding or support for those issues,” she said.“They act-out violently. They kick, hit and bite and it sometimes takes four or five weeks to get help, that’s half a term.”READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/122028768/teachers-want-action-as-student-assault-rates-on-staff-escalateKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Cricket News Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur retained as ODI and T20I captains; Veda Krishnamurthy dropped

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur were retained as captains of the ODI and Twenty20 squads respectively for India’s tour of New Zealand which will begin in January. The series will be the first assignment for new coach WV Raman, who was appointed on Thursday after he piped Gary Kirsten, the former India men’s cricket team coach. India will play three ODIs and three Twenty20 Internationals and the squad sees the omission of Veda Krishnamurthy, who has been suffering from poor scores. In the last eight Twenty20 Internationals, Krishnamurthy’s scores have been 11*, 8, 11*, 3, 2*,8*, 9,3,8. Her poor run in the World T20 tournament in West Indies in 2018 increased pressure on her.Mona Meshram replaced Veda in the ODI squad while two changes were made in the squad that went to the West Indies for the World T20. The New Zealand tour will be the team’s first assignment after its controversial exit from the World T20 last month when it lost to England in the semi-finals. Gary Kirsten was ahead of Raman in the pecking order but the former India men’s coach was not ready to give up on his role with Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. The BCCI had invited fresh applications after Ramesh Powar’s term ended on November 30, following the World T20 loss in which he and Harmanpreet had collectively decided to drop senior player Mithali for the all-important semifinal, triggering a massive controversy.  Read More | Raman appointed as the new coach of the India women’s cricket teamThe women’s team stood divided with Harmanpreet and her T20 deputy Smriti Mandhana backing Powar for an extension while Mithali was against such a move. However, both Harmanpreet and Mithali had agreed on sorting out their differences going forward.Read More | Harmanpreet, Mandhana write to BCCI, back Ramesh Powar Harmanpreet is currently playing the Big Bash League for the Sydney Thunder while Mithali will be aiming to continue her good form in both ODIs and T20Is.SquadsODI Squad: Mithali Raj (captain), Poonam Raut, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Tanya Bhatia (wk), Mona Meshram, Ekta Bist, Mansi Joshi, Dayalan Hemlatha, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey.T20 Squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Smriti Mandhana (vc), Mithali Raj, Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Anuja Patil, Dayalan Hemlatha, Mansi Joshi, Shikha Pandey, Tanya Bhatia (wk), Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bist, Radha Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, Priya Punia. last_img read more

Rockets’ Mike D’Antoni explains why he pulled James Harden on cusp of career high

first_imgMORE: James Harden & five others we could see going after Kobe’s 81Speaking about Harden, D’Antoni told reporters: “Like everything else he does, unbelievable. Again, I think in the first half just when they doubled he gave the right play and then when they didn’t double he scored. His first 40 points he had like 40-something points on 15 shots or 12 shots, whatever it was.”You get 60 points on 24 shots, that’s pretty good. He was incredible, but he’s like that every night.” 4th career 60-point game 16-24 FGM 8 3PMIn three quarters of action, @JHarden13 attempts the lowest number of field goals in a 60-point performance in @NBAHistory! #OneMission pic.twitter.com/tOZ8Jm9E5n— NBA (@NBA) December 1, 2019Harden finished one point shy of his career-high 61. Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni described James Harden as “unbelievable” and “incredible” after a 60-point performance on Saturday.Harden finished with 60 points in just 31 minutes in the Rockets’ 158-111 thrashing of the Hawks. The All-Star guard went 16-of-24 from the field, and 8-of-14 from 3-point range, in an outstanding performance. Asked if he considered leaving Harden in the game, D’Antoni said it was never an option.”I can’t do that, I couldn’t, you guys would kill me if I did that and he got hurt,” he said. “I’d kill myself first of all and then you would all shoot me.”😂 James Harden found out he was 2 PTS away from setting a career high.He scored 61 twice last season.pic.twitter.com/kzHWaUoGHs— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) December 1, 2019The Rockets are 13-6 and fourth in the Western Conference heading into Tuesday night’s game against the Spurs.last_img read more

Sumner Court Docket: April 16, 2015 report

first_imgState of Kansas v. Richard Cabrera— Case No: 15 CR 94.Date of birth: 1967 Address: WellingtonCharges:Count 1 – Possession methamphetamine, level 5 drug felony.Count 2 – Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor.Date of alleged crime: April 2, 2015.Case description: Cabrera is accused of having a baggy containing methamphetamine in his pocket when he was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. He also allegedly had a glass meth pipe in a black bag which he put in his friends purse to hide from the police. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury unless specified otherwise. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.•••••State of Kansas v. Brian Lohrenz — Case No: 15 CR 87.Date of birth: 1961 Address: WellingtonCharges:Count 1 – Violate Protective Order, Class A misdemeanor.Date of alleged crime: February 6, 2015.Case description: Lohrenz is accused of violating a stalking order on Nov. 24, 2014 in Sumner County which stated Lohrenz “shall not follow, harass, telephone contact or otherwise communicate with victim.” Lohrenz allegedly approached victim and her son at the Wellington Food Bank and asked her when she was going to pay him money he claimed she owed him. State of Kansas v. Andrew Mangione — Case No: 15 CR 89.Date of birth: N/A Address: Haysville.Charges:Count 1 – Driving under the influence, first offense, Class B misdemeanor.Count 2 – Consumption of Cereal Malt Beverage or alcoholic liquor by a minor, Class C misdemeanor.Count 3 – Driving left of Center, traffic infraction.Date of alleged crime: March 21, 2015Case description: Mangione is charged with operating a vehicle with an alcohol concentration in his blood of over .08 or more. He allegedly consumed a cereal malt beverage or alcoholic liquor while over the age of 18 but under the age of 21 after being stopped for driving on the left half of a roadway when there was no reason to do so. State of Kansas v. Gary Christopher — Case No: 15 CR 92.Date of birth: 1981 Address: WellingtonCharges:Count 1 – Possession of Marijuana, Class A misdemeanor.Count 2 – Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor.Date of alleged crime: April 1, 2015.Case description: Christopher is accused of possessing a baggy of marijuana, marijuana cigarette and rolling paper in his bedroom at 608 N. Washington. State of Kansas v. Keith Jones — Case No: 15 CR 90.Date of birth: 1995 Address: Wichita.Charges:Count 1 – Aggravated Battery, level 4 person felony.Date of alleged crime: March 31, 2015.Case description: Jones is accused of punching a man causing several head injuries requiring hospitalization including jaw fractures, bleeding and swelling of tissue interfering with bleeding. State of Kansas v. Dalton Miller — Case No: 15 CR 95.Date of birth: 1988 Address: Independence, Mo.Charges:Count 1 – Failure to yield right of way causing accident, traffic infraction.Count 2 – Possession marijuana.Count 3 – Possession of drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor.Date of alleged crime: March 20, 2015.Case description: Miller is accused of driving a vehicle on I-35 and failing to yield to another vehicle which struck him from behind. After the accident, he was accused of having a small quantity of marijuana in his vehicle following the accident. He also allegedly had a marijuana pipe in his possession. State of Kansas v. Daniel Teague — Case No: 15 CR 101.Date of birth: N/A Address: WellingtonCase description: Teague is accused of failing to execute an appearance bond which provides he will appear before Sumner County District Court. He was issued a summons to appear in Sumner County District Court on April 16. State of Kansas v. Michael Turner — Case No: 15 CR 93.Date of birth: 1993 Address: Mulvane.Charges:Count 1 – Domestic Battery, Class B misdemeanor.Count 2 – Disorderly Conduct, Class C misdemeanor.Date of alleged crime: March 29, 2015Case description: Turner is accused of intentionally spitting a ham sandwich he was eating into the face of another person and using fighting words to provoke an assault or breach of peace. State of Kansas v. Justin Hebert — Case No: 15 CR 102.Date of birth: 1961 Address: WellingtonCharges:Count 1 – Aggravated battery, level 7 person felony.Count 2 – Aggravated assault with a firearm, level 7 person felony.Count 3 – Domestic battery, Class A misdemeanor.Date of alleged crime: April 6, 2015Case description: Hebert is accused during an argument of tackling his wife, throwing her on the ground, holding a handgun to her head and threatening to kill her. He is also accused of holding the gun so hard against her head it left a mark.In a complaint affidavit, Belle Plaine Police Chief Gordon Fell received a call from a Sergeant with Airfare Security forces notifying him that he was concerned about the welfare of the Herbert family residing at 302 S. Washington in Belle Plaine because Hebert had failed to show up for work as scheduled.The unit supervisor contacted the home and spoke with a family member.In the affidavit, the alleged victim reported there was a physical altercation occurred at their Belle Plaine residence in which Hebert forced her to the ground, placed a handgun against the side of her head and pulled the trigger, but it was empty.After the argument, Hebert allegedly left and his whereabouts were unknown at the time.According to the complaint, Fell subsequently located and interviewed the victim, who confirmed the foregoing information. She added that Hebert repeatedly said he was going to kill himself.She also said in her written statement, she allegedly screamed for the kids during the alleged assault and battery, who came downstairs. Then Hebert left, telling the kids he loved them.The children were then placed in protective custody.At 10:25 p.m. that evening, two Belle Plaine officers found Hebert back at the family residence. He allegedly stated that there had been an argument and he held her to the ground and put an unloaded gun to her head and grabbed some clothes and left not expecting to come back.He allegedly said he thought about suicide but decided not to. He allegedly talked to his boss about getting some help and then returned home. Fell arrested Hebert and took him to jail. State of Kansas v. Robert Scott Hart — Case No: 15 CR 88.Date of birth: 1969 Address: Ponca City, Okla.Charges:Count 1 – Speeding 86 in 75 mph zone, traffic infraction.Count 2 – Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor.Date of alleged crime: February 6, 2015.Case description: Hart is accused of having a glass smoking pipe in his pocket after driving a motor vehicle at a high rate of speed. State of Kansas v. Alexander Michael Sanchez— Case No: 15 CR 91.Date of birth: 1995 Address: Winfield.Charges:Count 1 – Burglary of non dwelling, Level 7 felony.Count 2 – Theft, Level 9 felony.Date of alleged crime: March 24 and 28, 2015.Case description: Sanchez allegedly broke into a building at 113 S. Sumner in Oxford and took numerous DVDs, chest of drawers, “Digimon” trading cards, Sony speakers, amplifiers, and other property valued at least $1,000 but less than $2,500. State of Kansas v. Andrew Rendell — Case No: 15 CR 96.Date of birth: 1992 Address: TopekaCharges:Count 1 – Possession of drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor.Date of alleged crime: April 6, 2015.Case description: Rendell is accused of having a marijuana pipe on the floorboard of his car. State of Kansas v. Matthew Kelly — Case No: 15 CR 97.Date of birth: 1987 Address: CaldwellCharges:Count 1 – Aggravated assault with firearm, Level 7 person felony.Count 2 – Criminal threat, Level 9 felony.Count 3 – Disorderly conduct, Class C misdemeanor.Date of alleged crime: April 5, 2015.Case description: Kelly is accused of taking out a rifle during an argument, loading it with bullets in the chamber and telling another person if she did not leave he would shoot her car.Verdict: Count 1 and Count 2 were dismissed on April 9, 2015. Kelly pled guilty of disorderly conduct and must pay court costs. The Caldwell Police Department shall return the seized firearm to the defendant upon presenting a copy of a journal entry to the police department. State of Kansas v. Jonathan Ryberg — Case No. 15, CR 98.State of Kansas v. Avery Chaney — Case No. 15, CR 99.See related story here. State of Kansas v. Ariel Jesus Sandoval — Case No: 15 CR 103.Date of birth: N/A Address: Mayfield.Charges:Count 1 – Driving under the influence, third offense, felony.Count 2 – Failing to maintain one lane, traffic infraction.Date of alleged crime: March 31, 2015.Case description: Sandoval is accused of driving a motor vehicle with an alcohol concentration above .08 or more. Sandoval has had previous conviction for DUI from Arkansas City Municipal Court on October, 2005 and Harper County District on January 2012.Allegedly, Sandoval was driving on North K-49 highway in Sumner County using both lanes when it is acceptable to only use one lane.last_img read more