Serious breaches of school discipline policy include assault by students on teachers and other students, verbal abuse/ offensive language against teachers, other students, sexual and other forms of harassment, threats, intimidation of teachers and other students, carrying offensive weapons, supplying or using illegal drugs, intrusions into the school/ classrooms by adults with the intention of confronting teachers.

The ASTI has published an information leaflet Responding to Serious Indiscipline in Schools to aid teachers and schools who may be at risk of violence.

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