What was your Monday like?
I shoved people out of the way and literally placed myself between them (they weren’t the target but were there and in this case, you don’t know if the others are waiting for staff to be distracted to strike again, whether on staff or offenders) and the aggressor. I had my weapon in hand and stood with it til the aggressor was restrained and then I called for HAZMAT cleanup.
Let me be clear: I didn’t get the aggressor under control. It was over very, very quickly. Class staff (not custody) got it under control before we had time to call for help.
We’re a good team. It was a gooduseofforce.