Hawkesbury schools among the state’s safest

Public schools in the Hawkesbury filed one incident report  to the Department of Education during the past year — but that proved to be false on investigation.

The statistic, in a newly-released 700-page safety and security directorate document,  shows Hawkesbury in a favourable light compared with statewide figures.

There was a dramatic increase in assault, drug use, threats and weapons in school grounds, including at a number of schools in neighbouring areas.

- For more on this story, see this week's Gazette.