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Classroom violence exposed

TEACHERS in Glasgow have suffered hundreds of attacks from pupils in the past five years, according to figures that expose the scale of violence in classrooms.

A total of 272 assaults by pupils on teachers at primary and secondary schools were recorded by Glasgow City Council. The data includes incidents where teachers have been attacked with a weapon, as well as those injured by unarmed pupils.

School staff in Glasgow faced at least 60 incidents of violence in the 2012/13 term and city schools have recorded 13 attacks on primary teachers and 13 on secondary teachers in the past 10 months.

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