Friday, September 19, 2014

 

SCHOOL VIOLENCE, DRUGS UP

 

The state opposition says violence and drug possession in Illawarra schools has almost doubled in three years.

 

It points to the latest school violence reports which show serious incidents have risen from 94 in 2011 to 184 incidents last year.

 

It says the figures refer to violence, including assaults, threatening behaviour, possession of weapons and illegal drugs.

 

It says this comes at a time the government has refused to increase school-counsellor numbers and has scrapped the Drug Education Unit.