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Survey: Buffalo teachers are worried about disruptive behavior

The Buffalo Teachers Federation surveyed more than 700 teachers, and they say it shows teachers are concerned that it's hurting the school environment.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo's teachers union says teachers are concerned about how disruptive things are getting in their classrooms, and they don't think the district is doing enough.

The union surveyed more than 700 teachers, and they say it shows teachers are concerned that it's hurting the school environment.

Now it wants the district to make changes that they hope will get to the root of these problems.

"The district should be required to provide intervention services for that student," Buffalo Teachers Federation President Phil Rumore said, "so that we can work with the student and the family to find out what caused that, so it doesn't occur."

Rumore says he feels that the schools are covering up how bad the disruptions are and how they're being handled.

Rumore says he hopes adding intervention services will decrease suspensions and make the learning environment better.

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