86 racist incidents reported in Maldon district schools in last ten years

There were almost 5,000 reports of racist incidents and inappropriate comments in Essex schools in the last ten years

There were almost 5,000 reports of racist incidents and inappropriate comments in Essex schools in the last ten years

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Children as young as four have been reported as perpetrators of racist abuse and inappropriate comments.

Almost 5,000 incidents have been reported across Essex from 2003 to 2013.

In Maldon, there were at least 86 recorded incidents, according to Essex County Council figures.

On another 11 occasions, less than five were recorded each time, however the council did not confirm exactly how many.

The reports included at least 39 of verbal abuse and 47 of insensitive or inappropriate remarks, comments and jokes.

Physical assault, racist graffiti and abuse of, or damage to, property were also listed as having taken place, although precise numbers were not given.

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5:49pm Thu 13 Mar 14

e5mitch says...

Inappropriate comments & racist 4 year olds?
I wonder how many of these 'racist' comments were PC tick the box ones?!!
Inappropriate comments & racist 4 year olds? I wonder how many of these 'racist' comments were PC tick the box ones?!! e5mitch
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9:12pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Jack222 says...

86 over ten years? So 8 a year for Maldon. That's brilliantly low; no problems. You'd hear far more in any pub on a Friday night.

What a waste of time and paperwork to record - no wonder teachers hate their job, too much paperwork and too little time to teach...
86 over ten years? So 8 a year for Maldon. That's brilliantly low; no problems. You'd hear far more in any pub on a Friday night. What a waste of time and paperwork to record - no wonder teachers hate their job, too much paperwork and too little time to teach... Jack222
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2:35pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Latchingdon says...

More likely that poor little Jonny called a "black board" a "black board" - and got suspended for it!!
More likely that poor little Jonny called a "black board" a "black board" - and got suspended for it!! Latchingdon
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