Had a pupil spit in my face because i had put him in detention on Friday! I immediately rang the police, keeping the pupil in the room with another member of staff to complete the detention unaware of my call. The police where great and responded as an emergency. Pupil hand cuffed and led away. The point of the post really is because of a comment made that i had over reacted and that the pupil would end up with a criminal conviction (court on the 6th Dec) and not receive the help that he really needed! What are your thoughts? Mine are that some need to learn the hard way. If someone did that to me outside of school i would of leathered them.