Sun coverage: Teacher attacked by student

Jolita Berry

Jolita Berry, an art teacher at Reginald Lewis High School, recuperates at home in Charles Village after being assaulted by a female 10th grade student in school. (Sun photo by Amy Davis / April 9, 2008)

Sun coverage: Teacher attacked by student

Jolita Berry, an art teacher at Reginald F. Lewis High School in Baltimore, was attacked by a female student in her classroom, and cell phone video was posted on the Internet. The incident led to a call for increased safety in schools.

February 5, 2009

Jean Marbella: Rookie educators need more support

My first reaction to that cell-phone video of Jolita Berry being pummeled by one of her students was this: Any one of the teachers of my youth could have taken that girl, easy. But then, I didn't go to Reginald F. Lewis High School in Baltimore; I went to Catholic school in suburban Chicago where the nuns - however wizened and, at least in my earliest grades, weighed down by their veils, robes and swinging ropes of rosaries - were quite fearsome.

April 24, 2008

Teacher files charges against student

Jolita Berry, the teacher whose assault at Reginald F. Lewis High School was recorded on a cell phone camera and highly publicized, filed criminal charges yesterday against the student who she says attacked her.

April 15, 2008

City schools seeking helpers

Alonso makes appeal for 500 volunteers after student attack drew wide attention

April 15, 2008

Susan Reimer: Videos of beatings a lesson for kids

The harassment of teachers and the intimidation of students by classroom bullies is nothing new.

April 13, 2008

Sun Special Report

Attack highlights 'chronic problem'

Teachers fear assaults in city schools

April 12, 2008

Pulling the plug on Web attacks

Calls for action rise as school fight videos draw hits

April 11, 2008

Attack on city teacher highlights training gaps

Educators lack skills to defuse clashes, some say

April 10, 2008

School violence appalls officials

The trouble began, Jolita Berry said, when she asked a girl in one of her art classes at Reginald F. Lewis High School to sit down.

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