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(UK) Teachers union "advises its members on how to deal with violence in the classroom"

Dec 22, 2017, (UK) Belfast Telegraph: School discipline shock as levels of suspension and expulsion revealed https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/school-discipline-shock-as-levels-of-suspension-and-expulsion-revealed-36428925.html More than 10,000 pupils were suspended from schools across Northern Ireland in just three years. A further 73 were expelled because of their indiscipline, statistics from the Education Authority (EA) reveal. The problem is so bad that one teaching union had to produce advice for its members on how to deal with violence in the classroom. In the three academic years up to 2016, at least 10,380 pupils were suspended. The numbers increased by 13% in that period - from 3,313 in 2013/14 to 3,759 in 2015/16. … Across Northern Ireland, more than 3,500 suspensions were for a physical attack on a fellow student, while more than 600 related to physical attacks on school staff. Teaching unions expressed alarm at the figures. Mark McTaggart, assistant Northern secretary of the Irish National Teachers' Organisation (INTO), said his organisation was growing more and more concerned about the rise in assaults. "The number of reported physical assaults on teachers has risen from approximately 210 assaults in 2014/15 to 650 in 2015/16," he said. "However, INTO is aware that many teachers do not report assaults, so the real number is much higher. …