Attacks on teachers and school staff rocket by 25%
Attacks on teachers and school staff rocket 25% with victims suffering brain damage, amputation and even death
According to a Mirror article, attacks on teachers and school staff have rocketed by 25% with victims suffering loss of sight, brain damage, asphyxia and amputation.
Last year a shocking 385 staff in schools were so badly injured that they had to spend more than seven days out of the classroom.
The figures, published by the GMB trade union, revealed 477 assaults on education workers were reported to the Health and Safety Executive in 2016-17, up from 385 in 2012-13.
The union warned that the real total could be much higher as only the most the most serious categories of injury are reported to the HSE. 92 school staff suffered a “specified” injury - including fractures, loss of sight, brain damage, loss of consciousness, asphyxia or amputation. More than half of the attacks, 57%, were carried out by pupils or students.
GMB's national officer for schools, Karen Leonard, said: “These figures back up what our members tell us. School staff experience violence and abuse on a daily basis.
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