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Sharp rise in classroom hate crimes.

Sharp rise in classroom hate crimes.

Hate crimes and related incidents rose sharply in classrooms across England during last year's Brexit campaign, new police figures suggest.

In May 2016, police reports of hate incidents in schools were up 89% on the same month in 2015, the figures show.

The Times Educational Supplement obtained the data from 30 police forces under Freedom of Information law.

Robert Posner of the Anne Frank Trust UK said racist language had become more accepted since last June's referendum.

Mr Posner, chief executive of the charity, which runs a national programme tackling prejudice-related behaviours among young people, told the TES that the charity had heard more "disparaging" comments in school workshops since the vote. 

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