A teacher was left brain damaged after a student battered her head with a mobile phone, a court heard. Gillian Stephens was working as a safeguarding lead at Putteridge High School in Luton, Beds., when the violent assault happened.
A female GCSE student who suffered from behavioural problems launched the beating on Mrs Stephens, using her mobile phone as a weapon to rain blows upon the teacher's head.
Mrs Stephens has been left severely disabled since the attack on June 16, 2016, and has been unable to work since. Luton Crown Court heard that at the time of the attack, Putteridge High School had no risk assessments to protect staff from violent pupils.