May 10, 2012

Pupils abuse teachers in Devon schools

A Freedom of Information request by the BBC has revealed that in 2011, more than 300 teachers, working in schools in Devon, were on the receiving end of abuse from pupils.

The nature of the abuse ranged from punching, slapping, kicking, spitting and also some cases of weapons being used, such as knives.

Torbay Council's head of school leadership is reported to have responded: "In some cases children can try and run out of a school, and for their own safety have to be restrained and adults are hurt incidentally".