Alberta MLAs are misbehaving so badly that schools are declining to bring their students to the legislature, according to Speaker Gene Zwozdesky.

Zwozdesky made the statement during question period on Monday, expressing his frustration over MLAs heckling and banging their desks.

“It's rude, it's disrespectful. You all saw the letter I sent you from one school,” he said.

“I could send you more from other schools who have now said they're not even bringing their students here to question period anymore. How do you like that?"

A request to speak to Zwozdesky about his comments was declined by his office as was a request to see a copy of the letter.