https://www.tes.com/news/school-new...-awake-a-night-who-will-speak-abused-teachers One teacher worries about the epidemic in student violence towards school staff Vincent Uzomah. Have you heard of him? If you haven’t, it wouldn’t be a surprise. Apart from a few unremarkable news bulletins, his recent stabbing at the hands of a disgruntled pupil at Dixons Kings Academy in Bradford has been largely ignored, even though it should serve as a wake-up call for a complacent profession and an indifferent public. According to the most recent figures, there were 17,190 fixed-term exclusions for physical assault on an adult and 50,630 for threatening behaviour towards an adult in 2012-13. Only 920 pupils, however, were permanently excluded for similar offences during the same period. What do these disturbing statistics tell us? Well, not only do they highlight the fact that violence in our schools is endemic, they also, on closer inspection, show why the phenomenon is so widespread. Does this ring true with you or over-egging it?