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Teacher cleared of hitting six-year-old pupil on head with ruler

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Rina Khan, aged 41, of Smethwick, was accused of hitting the child so hard the ruler broke as punishment for getting a question wrong during a maths lesson.

She went on trial for common assault and child cruelty.

But after less than an hour of deliberating yesterday a jury agreed with her version of events and cleared of her of all charges.

Full Story: ‘Relieved’ Black Country teacher cleared of hitting six-year-old pupil on head with ruler.