Crime control

6th December 1996 at 00:00
The Education and Employment Secretary Gillian Shephard has urged head teachers and police officers to find ways of using the law to end violence in schools.

She told a school security conference in London: "It may be that the law is not always sufficiently understood, or enforced as rigorously as it could be. We are providing guidance on how schools, the police and the criminal justice system can deal effectively with these problems."

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