I am curious to know if anyone has directly called the police after being assaulted by a pupil who is over the age of criminal responsibility? Keeping details vague - but I am aware of a colleague who was assaulted deliberately with an object and some staff suggested that the police should be called. However the person concerned was persuaded by others not to take this course of action. Can senior management stop you from calling police or bring any sanctions against someone who does? Just curious.