Support staff have exposed a daily onslaught of physical violence and verbal abuse in Highland schools ahead of a crisis meeting.

Workers in nurseries and schools in the region have detailed a barrage of threats and assaults by pupils amid warnings of a nationwide epidemic of violence.

One support worker, who is receiving counselling following an 18-month ordeal of violence and abuse, says her GP believes she has post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

GMB Scotland is staging an emergency meeting in Inverness tomorrow to chart the surging violence endured by staff and call for concerted action to protect them.

A national survey by the trade union recently revealed one in six non-teaching staff, including janitors, caterers, admin staff, cleaners and classroom assistants, suffers violence on a daily basis while one in three are assaulted every week.

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