How would you address this situation? Our school distributes laptops to staff, but they are bulky very SLOW Dell laptops, I couldn't get it to connect to the wifi and stay connected. I have my personal one that I have always used at school. Let's face it, who has ever had a fantastic laptop/computer from their district? I have a student who was very out of control and violent towards others and things. I keep finding more damage on my laptop from this student. I had a very serious talk with them and their parents - it stopped. The student threw my laptop at least 3-4 times because I was using it to project a lesson. They didn't want to participate, so student thought throwing my laptop would solve the problem. However, I didn't spot the damage right away. I told admin and they asked me why I wasn't the school issued device. The IT guy (who is a 3rd party contractor) followed up. The church we rent the building from did inspect the wifi because it wasn't just me & made upgrades (within the last month, before this happened). I also do not have word, PPT, etc on my work device and can't pull up the files that I need and they are too big for google drive (my daily PPT). That hasn't changed and I don't particularly enjoy google unless I have to use it. Others have it on their devices. So it was clearly an oversight and hasn't been fixed. I also can't download software, but I was told to use my document cam (also not provided by the school, my personal one). Damage to my device: 1) My touch pad is uneven and no longer works properly. 2) Certain keys on my keyboard are not sensitive to touch anymore or inconsistently sensitive. 3) on my screen there is a small crack in the corner (before the actual screen starts) 4) where my charging cord, hdmi, and usb are located took a direct impact. The part externally is bent, but doesn't impact the function to fit and use a device. However, at the corner there is a separation on the two pieces. 5) The crack and separation are both getting more noticeable as time goes on. Care: Device is always kept in a case, when not sitting my desk being used at home or school. Device is stored in my backpack. Nothing else is in the case and is an appropriate case for my size laptop. Device is closed on my desk when it not actively being used at school or home. Backpack is always on the floor of my passenger seat and isn't banging around. I evaluated my care of the device in the event I may have done something to cause the issues, but I haven't to my knowledge. So back to my original question: What do I do? School started in August. I was out due to Covid and returned at the end of September. The damaged happened in late October. Admin is aware of the aggressive behavior of the student and the damage to humans and things alike. It is documented in the behavior reports about both. We had an extended break in Nov. so I didn't use my laptop much which is why I didn't notice it sooner. Now I've been questioning if its worth reporting the damage or if I just need to accept personal responsibility for using my own device. I feel petty, but getting a new laptop right now isn't ideal.