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Wednesday, July 14, 2010
POUR OUT YOUR HEART WEDNESDAY
I just received information from a former colleague that one of my previous co-workers was assaulted on the job this week. This is shocking under any circumstance, but the fact that my former place of employment was a state prison makes it less shocking and clearly an inescapable occupational hazard.
Nevertheless, it is a breach of security and for that reason, always unpredictable. But, in this case, the common reaction was, "It was a long time coming."
This was unfortunate and could easily have been avoided if the teacher in question would have taken the instruction he was given by the institution seriously, taken his duty as a teacher seriously, and most importantly, followed security regulations. Putting yourself in danger is not smart, but comes with complacency and a belief that one is indestructible. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know what buttons should never be pushed and not to push them. Continuing to be a catalyst for conflict is a recipe for disaster.
As much as I hate to see this happen to any teacher, I have to agree with my former colleagues on this one----it was inevitable. I wish him a speedy recovery and I hope the lesson was learned.