More than 4,000 NI pupils suspended from school last year



More than 4,000 NI pupils suspended from school last yearMore than 4,000 pupils were suspended from school in the last school year, according to new figures published by the Department of Education (DE).

A total of 4,048 pupils were suspended in 2016/17, a fall from 4,156 in 2015/16.

However, the number of pupils expelled rose from 19 in 2015/16 to 33 in 2016/17.

Just under a third of suspensions were given for physical attacks on other pupils or staff.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-42725432