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Georgia Teacher With Broken Leg From Student Assault Has a GoFundMe Account

Tiwana Turner, a high school teacher in Rockdale, Georgia, received a broken leg while being assaulted by a female student last month. The Heritage High School teacher has taught for 27 years. Tiwana was reportedly covering a class for her co-worker when an issue occurred with a 9th-grade student. According to the Rockdale County School District, the student has been suspended from school and will face criminal charges. The district released the following statement: "During the attack, Ms. Turner was thrown to the ground and sustained multiple injuries. She is currently hospitalized with knee and leg injuries and is unable to walk. She will not be returning to work anytime soon, and she will require extensive rehabilitation and therapy."

A video of the incident has gone viral, showing the attack starting in the classroom and continuing into the hallway. Several parents and students have complained online about the incident, appalled that no one stepped in to stop the attack. According to the National Education Association, "At least 18% of school psychologists and social workers, 15% of school administrators, and 22% of other school staff reported at least one violent incident by a student." A GoFundMe account is in place to assist Tiwana while recovering from her injuries. We hope that Ms. Turner makes a full and speedy recovery.

Photo Credit: Jean Cannon via GoFundMe



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