Classroom violence could get worse across the country because of allegations about Gordon Brown's behaviour, according to the National Union of Teachers.
They're warning that pupils will see the defence put up by the Prime Minister's Cabinet colleagues over the way he threatens and cajoles them, as a tacit approval of his attitude to others.
"We're extremely worried that classroom teachers and assistants will see bullying behaviour increase in the next few months, because no-one who works with the Prime Minister has condemned his behaviour in class, sorry Cabinet." The union's Jackie Twigg said.
"As it is, we have a hard enough time controlling unruly pupils and this will only make things worse. Although not for me, because as I work for the union I've managed to leave the bastards behind."
The Schools Secretary Ed Balls has dismissed the claim, but refused to give any grounds for the rejection until a bigger boy's told him what to say.