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'Adding insult to injury'.

TEACHING unions want more privacy for staff who are victims in court cases, after the shooting of a Welsh sports master.

A 13-year-old was last week put under an eightmonth referral order for shooting PE teacher Darren Jones in the face with an air pistol.

The NASUWT union said Mr Jones - who was told he could not attend the hearing as it was a "closed court" - had been afforded a "lack of protection" by the system. General secretary Chris Keates said: "There is clearly something wrong with a system that provides anonymity for an assailant yet fails to respect a victim's right to privacy.

"Teachers everywhere will be alarmed by the lack of protection that has been afforded to Mr Jones.

"Adding insult to injury is no way to treat a victim of violence," he added.
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Nov 11, 2010
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