The incident happened because he was being taunted by the physics class he was teaching, with them singing man in the mirror changing some of the words to psycho.
He will appear before magistrates today charged with attempted murder.
Peter Harvey had just returned from sick leave having suffered a stress related stroke. Then someone thought it would be a bright idea to throw him back in the classroom on his own.
To me at least, this seems like lighting the blue touch and standing well back. If the stress of teaching was so bad it caused him a stroke he clearly was not coping before he was ill and so needed much more support which he did not appear to have. You do have to wonder if the duty of care the school owed to him and his pupils was properly discharged. Personally I suspect not.
The BBC has this.
Having read some of the comments, I offer this from the Daily Mail.
I would point out that we have no reason to believe **** ********** deserved anything. According to the Daily Mail article, he may well have been a nice lad.
What appears to have happened is that a class got seriously out of control with a teacher who should have been better supported.