Yup, get the hell out of Dodge. Everyone deserves to be happy and to feel safe. Sounds like you are in the wrong area. I applaud you for staying as long as you did. Perhaps, if there are shortages of teachers where you currently are, then maybe there are shortages of teachers somewhere better suited for your life goals.
I wish you godspeed and good luck. I truly hope you are able to get where you need to be safely.