Catholic Teacher Held in 'Murder Attempt' on Student
British science teacher allegedly struck 14-year-old with a weight
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jul 10, 2009 1:47 AM CDT
This 14-year-old student at a Catholic school in Nottinghamshire, England, suffered serious head injuries when he was struck by a teacher, according to law enforcement authorities.   (Nottinghamshire police department)

(Newser) – A teacher in a Catholic school in England has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a student he allegedly attacked suffered serious head injuries, reports the Guardian. The teacher assaulted the 14-year-old boy with a weight block used in a science lab as class was about to begin, said Nottinghamshire police. The student, who was arguing with the teacher before the attack, is in stable condition.

The teacher also assaulted two other students, a boy and a girl, who were not seriously injured, according to cops. “Obviously, the whole class is traumatized. People send their children here from great distances because of its academic record and what happened is very much out of character for the school," said a police official in charge of the investigation.