Sto-Rox Teachers File Grievance Over Uptick In Violence, Over 18 Staff Members Injured

Sto-Rox Teachers File Grievance Over Uptick In Violence, Over 18 Staff Members Injured

MCKEES ROCKS (KDKA) — The Sto-Rox Education Association has filed a grievance over a recent uptick in violence against teachers and school support staff.


In a statement, the union claims more than 18 teachers and staff members have been injured “purposely.”



The union cites changes in the district for the violence.


The statement reads in part: “These changes have created instability and turmoil in all three buildings of our district. As a result of these changes, we have seen an increase in violence, disrespect and injuries to our teachers and support staff. To date we have had over 18 teachers and support staff injured by students purposely, as a result of trying to break up fights or through situations where students were out of control and ended up injuring them.”


According to the union some of the injured were out for weeks.


“This kind of situation is completely unacceptable to the members of these two unions,” the statement goes on to read.



The statement was filed with the Sto-Rox School Board, asking them to address safety in the building.


Stay with KDKA for the Chris Hoffman’s full report on this developing story.