Teaching assistant died after pupil struck him on head with chair

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Pictured: Father-of-three teaching assistant, 31, who died just days after being hit in the head with a chair by a pupil at a special school Lee Sims returned home after being struck but was found dead Sunday morning He worked as a special support officer at Ysgol Bryn Castell, Bridgend, Wales The school for 147 pupils aged seven to 19 has been closed during investigation

By Chantalle Edmunds and Jemma Carr For Mailonline

Published: 12:14 GMT, 2 December 2019 | Updated: 14:50 GMT, 2 December 2019

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Father-of-three Lee Sims, 31, has died just days after being hit in the head with a chair by a pupil

Father-of-three Lee Sims, 31, has died just days after being hit in the head with a chair by a pupil

A teaching assistant has died just days after he was hit in the head with a chair by a pupil at the special needs school where he worked.

Father-of-three Lee Sims, 31, was struck with the chair last week.

Mr Sims returned home after being hit but was found dead on Sunday morning.

Police are now investigating his death and a post mortem examination is due to take place to establish the cause.

Mr Sims worked as a special support officer at Ysgol Bryn Castell in Bridgend, south Wales, a special school for 147 pupils aged seven to 19.

The school has been closed while an investigation is carried out.

Bridgend councillor Charles Smith said: 'There was an incident with a pupil earlier in the week and the teacher has died later.

'The school is closed today while investigations are made and police are involved.

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