Thousands of pupils have assaulted teaching staff and pupils at schools in Bradford a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Bradford telegraph and Argus report:

A teacher being threatened with a knife by a pupil was among almost 2,000 attacks in Bradford schools in three years.

Statistics obtained from Bradford Council by the Telegraph & Argus following a Freedom of Information request show there were 404 recorded attacks on teachers by students between 2010 and 2012, and 1,573 pupil-on-pupil physical assaults.

Other incidents involving teachers include a female teacher’s breasts being grabbed by a student, a pupil trying to strangle a teacher, a teacher being stabbed with a pen, and a teacher being punched and kicked in the stomach.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.