27/07/2009

Teacher In Court Over 'Pupil Attempted Murder'

A science teacher is to appear in court today charged with he attempted murder of one of his students at a Nottinghamshire school.

Peter Harvey, 49, of Rannoch Drive, Mansfield, is accused of attacking 14-year-old Jack Waterhouse at All Saints’ Roman Catholic School in Mansfield on 8 July.

Mr Harvey, who is currently in custody, will appear at Nottingham Crown Court for a preliminary hearing this afternoon.

Paramedics found the teenager unconscious in a pool of blood at the entrance to a classroom in the school's science block on 8 July.

He sustained a bleed on the brain and a fractured skull and received treatment at Nottingham's Queen’s Medical.

The pupil was released from hospital earlier this month.

(JM/BMcc)

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