A Freedom of Information investigation has revealed the number of racist incidents in schools in the North East.
In total there were more than 1,200 recorded incidents across the schools.
The Council recording the highest number of racist incidents was North Yorkshire Council, who are responsible for more than 370 schools – they recorded 313 incidents.
The Sunday Sun (not the News International one) reports:
MORE than 1,200 incidents of racist bullying were recorded in North schools in just one year, a Sunday Sun investigation has revealed.
The shocking statistics for the academic year of September 2010 to July 2011 show almost half of the cases took place in primary schools.
The majority of the racist bullying relates to pupils calling their peers derogatory names. However, some cases involved physical assaults, while a handful related to pupils verbally abusing teachers.