Monday, April 26, 2010
More on Peter Harvey, the science teacher who snapped.
At the time of the incident where Peter Harvey attacked **** ********** I wrote this.
Well, his trial has started, for Attempted murder. The BBC has this.
Firstly I am surprised he is not claiming diminished responsibility. He is merely pleading guilty to GBH.
From the trial it really does appear as if his class was a living hell for him. Given that he had been off sick because he feared he might hurt someone, you do really have to ask what support he was given. Many of these points I made in the original article.
One thing this does draw in to sharp relief though is school discipline. Clearly this needs fixing.
I feel very sorry for all those involved.
Update 14th of May 2010 to reflect a section 39 order I have been made aware off.