Parents attacking is a sad fact of life at my work site. The mindset is one of “Do now, think later (maybe not ever).” I had a situation yesterday where one of my students, Nu, who has a history of lying, went home and told his mother some sort of lie. His mother then started calling my cellphone leaving crazy messages. Not only that but she sent a couple of her people to the campus to jump me. Thank goodness I left early or who knows what would have happened. Who knows? I could be laying in some hospital, or the morgue!
I am so stressed out I don’t know what to do. I don’t want to leave my students, but I have to think about my safety. This is such a sad day when I have to consider leaving because I fear for my life at a school.
Luckily my university is behind me and trying to help me with the situation. If not, I don’t know what. Although most cases won’t be as severe as mine, this is why many teachers leave within the first 5 years.
I don’t know how this is going to play out. Only time will tell.
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