First off let me say I am fine and it did not freak me out this is a positive post. There is nothing like being attacked and having to fill out a ton of paperwork to see where your school and principals stand in their support. You see at my last school, I had no support from my principal and if I had been attacked and I had hurt the student to get away I would have been put on suspension and eventually let go, they worried more about how the school looked not the safety of their teachers. It was so bad I quit teaching for 10 years and just started again this year. I loved this school when I interviewed they seemed supportive, but you never know. SO this troubled student who has been in SAC before came at me while my male aide was out, because I took away his bathroom privilege for playing in the hallways, ( this student is 6 feet tall and weighs about 142). So he grabbed me a few times and I got away when he came up from behind and grabbed me he did not hurt me but I could not get my wrists away without harming him, luckily I have a panic button on my desk I was able to push to get other teachers to come over and pull him off of me (Mind you, he was not hurting me)Anyway after that came the paperwork and the talk with the principal to let him know. I was terrified to go to him for fear he would blame me and I am new so I was freaked and asked my mentor to go with me. I walked in and all he could do was say "we need to get rid of that student, no student will hurt one of our teachers,How do we get him back in SAC." Gosh all the principals were so proactive in helping me, it was great, All the diags called the Learning center got me phone numbers of therapist and such to call. On Friday I had a consulting teacher, an OT, his old teacher from the Learning center and his therapist in my room watching him and consulting with me on what to do if there is a next time and how to avoid it. I taught ED kids before, had a gun pulled on me and NEVER got this much support, it is so great to be in this kind of environment, not only is it good for the teacher but if we are happy it is much easier to keep the kids happy, even the troubled ones. I just had to brag about my school.