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Bill would let Nebraska teachers use force to deal with violent, unruly students


January 23, 2017

LINCOLN — Three years ago, veteran North Platte physical education teacher Mark Woodhead nearly lost his job over how he handled a disruptive third-grader.

He kept his position only through strong community support and a 4-2 vote by the North Platte school board.

But State Sen. Mike Groene of North Platte doesn’t believe Woodhead or other teachers should be threatened with firing for trying to maintain discipline in their classrooms.


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