One in seven teachers hit by students - survey
2:30PM Saturday July 28, 2007

One in seven primary school teachers were hit by their students last year, a New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI) survey has found.

The study also found more than 50 per cent of teachers and more than 25 per cent of school support staff reported "aggressive verbal confrontations" with students.

The responses of 67 principals, 150 teachers and 75 support staff were analysed.

The most common assaults involved students pushing, shoving or shouldering teachers, followed by "punched or struck with open hand" and "kicked or stomped".

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