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Albany teachers union president discusses uptick in student altercations

Albany High School
Albany High School

Schools in our region are recording disruptive physical altercations between students.

In Albany, a 14-year-old city school district student is facing charges following an altercation involving a knife on February 17th.

Students as well as educators are feeling the stresses of the pandemic.

WAMC’s Lucas Willard spoke with Laura Franz, president of the Albany Public School Teachers’ Association.

Lucas Willard is a reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011.