The number of reports of violence and threats has increased dramatically in schools in Gothenburg and Borås. Now the teachers are appealing for help. – We have teachers who in special teaching groups are beaten almost every day, says Andrea Meiling, chairman of the Teachers’ Association in Gothenburg.
According to a survey conducted by SVT, the number of reports of violence and threats in schools in Borås has increased significantly since 2017.
Injuries increase almost 400%
At that time, 16 incident and occupational injury reports were reported to the city of Borås, in 2018 the figure was 19. In 2019, it was up to a total of 55 cases and this year, 57 reports have been received so far.
– This direct violence can end very badly. We have had stone-throwing and there have been cases where it could go much worse than what it actually did. It is very serious, says SO teacher Karl Hallerup to SVT.