31 Jul '11, 12am

Teacher Who Beat Student With Dumbbell Banned For Life

Teacher Who Beat Student With Dumbbell Banned For Life

Peter Harvey, a British science teacher at All Saints Roman Catholic school in Mansfeld, Nottinghamshire, has been banned form teaching for life after he attacked a 14-year-old student with a 3 kilogram dumbbell in July of 2009. Harvey had been a teacher at the school for 17 years, says the Guardian , and was described as a “fundamentally decent man.” Last May, he was given a two-year community order at Nottingham crown court after admitting to bludgeoning the boy; he was cleared by a jury of attempting to murder him or intending to cause him serious injury . The student suffered a fractured skull. Harvey’s beating of the student was clearly wrong. But the case points to the disciplinary issues teachers today face in the classroom, in an age when students may well have phones or other devices with cameras, videorecorders and other equipment to record a teacher and then use...

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