I had a kid going off in the hallway so in order to protect the kids going out for recess I was able to get him in an empty classroom. I was punched by the kid to the point of my arms being bruised from blocking him from hitting me in the face. I radioed for help and the principal was more concerned about being short staffed for yard duty (I was the reason we were short) it took her 10mins to FINALLY help me. She sent him outside still disregulated and shocker he attempted to hurt the kids outside.. me and another staff had to remove him and bring him back inside. Nothing was done except she gave him a teddy bear and not once was I asked if I was ok even when I asked for an incident report form. As an Educational Assistant..I don’t get paid enough for this shit!