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Posted on October 10, 2016 6:05 pm
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ZaBuBy
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Biting
If a student is biting other students in class, what and how am I legally supposed to interfere? At the time of the biting the student may hold on to other students with his teeth and I do not want to get in trouble by having to physically take the child off of the other student. Any recommendations that are law abiding and will get the issue fixed at the time of the incident before the bite goes far enough to brake skin.
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 13, 2016 8:52 pm

gyVyPe
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I know there is a law saying that you cannot restrain a child back unless you are certified to do so I believe it is a level two in CPI. I think I would ask around the school to see who really is certified to do this in case the issue continues. I would give a consequence to the student who is continually biting and send a note home in their agenda to inform the parent. Try separating the student from other classmates to make them realize what they are doing is unexceptionable.
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Jenna Herberson
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Very good solution.
  Posted on: March 6, 2017 9:24 pm

uWureg
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I definitely agree with this solution and feel it would be best when dealing with this particular situation.
  Posted on: October 16, 2017 2:15 am

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Solution 2
Posted February 21, 2017 12:09 am

uQaMeV
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I would report this to administration and social worker so that the parents can get involved. Obviously, this is a major behavioral issue and is affecting other students which is causing injury and harm. I would recommend that you get training that will help protect you in this situation but you must protect your other students.
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yLeQud
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i agree with talking with an administrator and getting parents involved.
  Posted on: October 14, 2017 10:39 pm

rybuZy
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Right. This isn't a problem you can handle by yourself.
  Posted on: October 16, 2017 3:14 am

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Solution 3
Posted October 17, 2016 1:09 am

Sieara Voegtle
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I would contact administration immediately. I know that within the school there are designated individuals trained to restrain students. You could either get certified and trained or reach out to someone who is. If it is an ongoing situation speak to the parents of the child.
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XequMa
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This is a great solution for a tough situation.
  Posted on: February 28, 2017 11:42 am

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Solution 4
Posted February 25, 2017 7:24 pm

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I feel like you would be morally worse off not interfering than you would be legally by interfering. I would never be afraid to lose my job for helping a student who is in danger. Bite marks by any animal can be infectious.

Never stand by.

Contact administration, parents, social workers, psychologists, and outside sources if you have to. The school can be held liable if a student ends up in the hospital.
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uWureg
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I don't think this is the best solution when dealing with this problem. There are quick and efficient ways to intervene in this unwanted behavior while still following guidelines
  Posted on: October 16, 2017 2:17 am

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Solution 5
Posted February 24, 2017 6:29 pm

gyVyPe
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I know you are not suppose to restrain the other child from biting the other student. I would call in another teacher or administrator who is Level 2 CPI traded to do that. I may even suggest getting Level 2 trained so you yourself could do that.
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Solution 6
Posted February 20, 2017 11:32 pm

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Contact the parents the same day to discuss this matter.
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Solution 7
Posted February 20, 2017 11:48 pm

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I would make detailed notes every time this situation occurs and take this issue to administration.
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uQaMeV
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This is also a great idea.
  Posted on: February 21, 2017 12:10 am

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Solution 8
Posted February 27, 2017 3:21 am

Hedese
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Contact administration immediately because they have all of the information that is necessary to deal with these types of situations.
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Solution 9
Posted October 3, 2017 12:43 am

uzebyn
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I would contact administration and try to explain to the "biter" that they are causing pain to the other child. I have been in a situation where the biter was just acting in rage and I have said it you stop using your mouth to bite and use it to form words and talk to me we can find out why you are so upset.
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Solution 10
Posted October 5, 2017 5:06 pm

yheGeS
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I would for sure report this issue, no child no matter what grade should be biting another student. I know you can not restrain a child physically, however, biting should never be allowed.
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Solution 11
Posted October 9, 2017 1:28 am

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I would report this to administration and have a conference with parents. I would also get an EBD professional involved.
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Solution 12
Posted February 26, 2017 7:31 pm

beTyze
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Have him stop by telling him it is not nice and unsafe. Send home a letter to his parents and demand a parent meeting.
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