Pupils attack teachers in Sussex

Young pupils attacked teachers in Sussex more than 50 times in a year.

Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act, showed that in the 12 months to March this year there were 55 crime reports logged where an under 16 had been involved in a violent crime against an adult at a school.

That was a slight increase on the figures from a year earlier when there were 53 attacks reported but is a reduction on 2005-06, when there were 61.

More than 50 assaults on teachers in Sussex (The Argus, 12 November 2008)