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A teacher accused of battering a 14-year-old schoolboy around the head with a 3kg dumb-bell was "possessed" at the time of the attack, a court has heard.
In an interview with police, replayed at Nottingham Crown Court, the witness, now 15, said: "He was unusually scary, it wasn't normal.
"It was like something had possessed him, you could see he wanted to kill him, sort of thing"
A teacher has been cleared of attempting to murder a pupil he attacked with a dumb-bell.
The jury at Nottingham Crown Court took less than two hours to clear father-of-two Peter Harvey.
The court heard how some pupils were planning to wind up the physics teacher so his reaction could be caught on camera and passed around students.
The 50-year-old finally flipped after a 14-year-old who was being disruptive in class told him to "f*** off".
He took the boy into a back room and slammed the weight into his head while shouting "die, die, die".
Source: Teache r Cleared Of Attempting To Murder Pupil