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Teacher on murder attempt charge

Peter Harvey
Teacher Peter Harvey is being held in custody

A 49-year-old science teacher has been charged with the attempted murder of a 14-year-old pupil at a school in Nottinghamshire.

Peter Harvey was arrested after pupil Jack Waterhouse was injured and two other pupils were hurt at All Saints' Roman Catholic School in Mansfield.

Police said the alleged incident took place at the school, in Broomhill Lane, on Wednesday.

Mr Harvey will appear at Mansfield Magistrates' Court on Saturday.

Jack was initially taken to King's Mill Hospital but later transferred to Queen's Medical Centre (QMC) in Nottingham, where his condition was described as serious but stable on Friday morning.

All Saints' RC School, which opened in 1974, has 1,170 pupils, including a sixth form of 200, and a teaching staff of more than 70.

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