Disruptive and aggressive pupils often come to school ‘fuelled ‘ by energy drinks, Scotland’s largest teaching union has been told.
Addressing the second day of the Educational Institute of Scotland’s AGM at the Caird Hall in Dundee, Susan Talboys said teachers and other pupils are suffering because of the behaviour of some pupils.
Putting forward a motion urging the EIS to campaign for specialist provision to deal with pupils who demonstrate violent or aggressive behaviour, she said teachers should be able to do their jobs without feeling threatened.
She added: “Pupils are coming in fuelled up on energy drinks.
“Disruptive behaviour can lead to aggression and violence. It is totally unacceptable to anyone.”
The Courier’s Can It campaign is calling for energy drinks like Red Bull and Monster to be banned from schools in Tayside and Fife.
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