Peter Hitchins - Peek inside our schools and shudder... for this is the future
The police have admitted (under Freedom of Information laws) that they were called to violent incidents at least 7,000 times in English schools last year.
Yeah, things have definitely got worse. I don't ever remember coppers being called to violent incidents at my school. Not when the chemistry teacher hit us all over the head with a ruler. Not when I used to get caned for being late. Certainly not when pupils were humiliated, bullied and belittled by teachers who wouldn't have dared say boo to an adult.

So teachers are getting a dose of the medicine they had doled out to children for generations. Oh dear, never mind.

Hey, while you're at it boys, slap a teacher for me, please.