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Teacher acquitted of attempted murder and GBHI

I felt this was an interesting case for all teachers and how it was perceived by the public and judicial system.
Teacher Peter Harvey cleared of attempting to kill boy. A teacher who struck a pupil with a dumbbell has been acquitted of attempted murder and causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
Peter Harvey, 50, hit the 14-year-old with a 3kg (6.6lb) weight at All Saints’ Roman Catholic School, Mansfield, in July 2009, a jury heard.
The boy, who said he could not recall the attack, suffered a fractured skull.
Harvey had returned to work after being signed off with depression and stress for several months.
But the court heard he had been mocked by pupils moments before the attack.
He had denied attempted murder and causing grievous bodily harm with intent, but admitted a charge of causing grievous bodily harm without intent.
The jury at Nottingham Crown Court took less than two hours to clear the father-of-two.