From CBC News–One Winnipeg school division is struggling to deal with a significant increase in student violence, aggression and bad behaviours.
Louis Riel School Division said it’s seen a 263 per cent increase in the number of incidents of unsafe behaviour by students resulting in an assessment by school clinicians between this school year and the 2019-20 school year — the last year students were in-person at a comparable level.
“It’s behaviour that can be risky to others,” Alex Peniuta, the divison’s clinical supervisor of well-being and psychology, said in an interview.
“Unfortunately it wasn’t as surprising as it might have seemed, because we’ve seen this trend and this really aligns with what we’re seeing. But it is a very big concern.”