NASUWT disputes government claims
The UK's NASUWT teaching union says it stands by the findings of a survey it conducted among its Manx members.
It found 82 per cent of them here had been verbally abused and nine per cent had been threatened or physically attacked by pupils outside of school hours.
The sample size has been criticised by the Department of Education and Children and other teaching unions, who have claimed the report isn't accurately representative of what's going on over here.
But NASUWT National Executive Member Damien McNulty disputes that: