Press: every fifth teacher abused by pupils

09-05-2009

Every fifth Czech schoolteacher has experienced some kind of abused by their pupils, the daily Lidové noviny reported on Saturday. A poll among Czech teachers revealed that around 22 percent of them have been verbally insulted while 2.2 percent teachers have been physically attacked. Most headmasters believed teachers should be granted the status of public authority; they also suggest that the age limit for criminal liability be lowered to 14 years of age.