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(Australia) WA: 1,000 students suspended during first 4 wks of school for violence

Mar 12, 2019,The West Australian: Almost 1000 students suspended from WA public schools for physical aggression https://thewest.com.au/news/education/919-students-suspended-from-wa-public-schools-for-physical-aggression-ng-b881132038z Almost 1000 students have been suspended from WA public schools for physical aggression in the first four weeks of the school year — a 15 per cent increase on the same time last year. Education Minister Sue Ellery said the figures showed the McGowan Government’s crackdown on school violence was working. In the first four weeks of the school year, 919 students were suspended for physically hurting staff or other students, compared with 799 at the same time last year. … Ms Ellery said the plan to tackle violence in public schools, which took effect this year, had given principals and teachers new tactics to manage incidents and problem behaviour, including expulsions for any student who intentionally hurt others…. Students who attack teachers face more serious consequences, with principals told to move immediately to start the process to exclude them from school permanently, or for a set time. ...