Hi together! If you are a teacher who teaches students in the age of 6-15, who often did you face violent disputes of students in your career? And how often could you or your colleagues stop a punch-up among students with only verbal intervention, i.e. loud demanding instructions? Last week, I was on playground duty when a fight between two boys at the age of 12 broke out. I was shortly on spot to intervene but they didn't stop fighting until I positioned myself between the combatants and pull them apart so that they weren't able to reach one another with me in the way what consequently makes continuing the brawl impractical for a few seconds. After that I had to hold one of the combatants down about a minute till he stops to flail, till he finally also gave in. My principal told me the next day that his parents have complained about my "strategy to stop such a roughhousing" as they call it and that I should rather revert to verbal intervention techniques and should always approach a physical restraint as a last resort. So what is your experience with such situations? How did you stop violent actions succesfully (if you've known it to happen)?