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THE ISLAND’S TWO TEACHERS’ unions are advising members to let common sense dictate how, when, and if, they intervene in fights among students, even as they called for zero tolerance on violence in schools.  
While neither the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) nor the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) has a policy on whether teachers should intervene in fights among students, reports of teachers sustaining injuries in the process have forced them to caution members to allow common sense to determine their involvement.
The unions also told them to seek back-up in the form of other teachers or the security guards assigned to schools.
BUT president Pedro Shepherd told MIDWEEK?NATION:?“A lot of these students are involved in gangs, so if you go alone they may turn on you.”