December 15, 2013
Children as young as four have violently attacked their teachers, new figures suggest.
In one instance, a nursery school teacher was reportedly smacked, kicked and headbutted by a child in Walsall, West Midlands.
Elsewhere, it is claimed a pupil punched and headbutted a staff member after grabbing them by the neck in Houndslow, West London.
One teacher in Derby was stabbed in the arm with a pencil, according to reports.
Teachers across the country were scratched kicked and even bitten by children they were attempting to control, The Sun on Sunday has reported.
Figures published by the newspaper suggested that children as young as four have violently assaulted teachers 21,000 times in the past two years.