After a student had become violent to the point they had to restrain her arms, the student "slammed her face into the concrete floor to make her nose bleed. Then she tilted her head back until the blood pooled in her throat and mouth. Then, turning her head to a near-Exorcist degree, she launched several CC's of blood into the staff's face."
The student was 10 years old.
Kids spit the darndest things.
B's facility serves kids ages 7 to 21. His students had experienced rape, murder, abandonment -- and they responded to the world by punching its emissaries (i.e., teachers, police officers, social workers) in the face and, yes, even using their own blood as a weapon (but we'll have more about bodily fluids later).
Our second source, whom we'll call Q, works in a special school that deals with only low-functioning students who require "significant special attention" (read: the staff needs the ability to take punches). These are "kids who bang their heads on the wall to the point of unconsciousness or concussion, kids who are constantly violent," Q says. "At this point, curriculum goes out the window. We don't care about teaching them, we care about behavioral correction, because these kids are going to cost the government lots and lots of money forever, and if we can get the behavior under control we can substantially reduce that cost."
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"OK, our goal for this semester is to get him from breaking whole arms, down to just fingers."