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woman on a raft has left a new comment on your post "TEACHER LEAVE THEM KIDS ALONE?":
Mr Harvey has been acquitted of attempted murder and causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
"It emerged during the four-day trial that pupils at the school were trying to wind up Harvey so his reaction could be caught on a camcorder being used secretly by a girl in the class. The footage was then to be passed around the school as a way of "humiliating" the teacher."
They sure got their footage. Make the parents watch it on a continuous loop and let them wonder: "Suppose it was me or the missus or the kid at work, would I want to be victimized like that?" And then make the head teacher watch it for letting his charges fall so low.
Judge Michael Stokes QC made some interesting statements. I bet he's breathing a sigh of relief, though.
"Judge Michael Stokes QC said: "Common sense has prevailed now we have heard all the evidence." Turning to Harvey, the judge said: "I'm not going to send you to prison for this offence. I'm not even going to impose a suspended sentence. That would be wrong given that you have already served a sentence longer than can be lawfully suspended. This court is looking to impose a community order which will assist you with the problems that you have had."
There you go, Mr Ishmael, a rare example of a judge calling it right. Polish it up and stick it on the mantelpiece.
I'm guessing that he realized he couldn't save Mr Harvey but decided that he wanted the full story out in public and rub their noses in it good and hard.
Thanks Mrs WOAR
As many have pointed out, this has always gone on, maybe the Harvey verdict will make parents and their children behave a little better, for fear that the little bastards might really get killed.