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January 1, 2017

Extent of extremism in schools revealed as teachers flag hundreds of incidents to Department of Education chiefs

Rupert Sutton

Originally published by The Sun

HUNDREDS of terror alerts have been flagged to ­government chiefs from inside Britain’s schools.

Shock figures uncovered by a Sun on Sunday investigation show teachers and staff have made 288 warnings amid fears of extremist elements getting into the classroom.

Rupert Sutton, domestic extremism expert at think tank The Henry Jackson Society, said: “It’s interesting to see the numbers.

“It suggests teachers are concerned about pupils and are trying to get the right help.

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Rupert Sutton

About Rupert Sutton

Rupert Sutton is a Researcher at Student Rights and the co-author of 'Challenging extremists: Practical frameworks for our universities'. He is originally from Maidstone and holds a BA in War Studies from the University of Kent, and an MA in Terrorism and Security from King’s College London where he wrote his thesis on Loyalist paramilitarism. He previously interned at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation as well as spending two years with the NHS.

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