School exclusions for physical assaults rises to five-year high

Data for 2016/17 showed there were 311 instances of a pupil being excluded for using a weapon to assault another pupil or member of staff, and a further 428 incidents involving improvised weapons (Getty Images/iStock)
Data for 2016/17 showed there were 311 instances of a pupil being excluded for using a weapon to assault another pupil or member of staff, and a further 428 incidents involving improvised weapons (Getty Images/iStock)

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