Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Anne Maguire stabbing: Corpus Christi pupils attend Mass for teacher

Anne Maguire stabbing: Corpus Christi pupils attend Mass for teacher

Anne Maguire Anne Maguire was treated by paramedics at the scene

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The fatal stabbing of a teacher in front of pupils has prompted condolence messages from around the world.

Languages teacher Anne Maguire, 61, was killed at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds on Monday.

A 15-year-old pupil is being questioned about the attack, as West Yorkshire Police officers maintained a "reassuring presence" in the area.

Flowers have been placed at the school gates in tribute to Mrs Maguire and pupils are attending a Mass for her.

Speaking earlier, one former pupil said she would be "would be greatly missed".
Priest Paul Fisher said: "Messages from those who knew Anne have come from across the country, with at least one from Australia."

'Subdued atmosphere'
Mrs Maguire, 61, was taken to hospital after being fatally injured shortly before 12:00 BST on Monday.

As he arrived at school one pupil, Thomas Bainbridge, said he thought the atmosphere in the school would be subdued.
Phil Bodmer reports from outside Corpus Christi Catholic College

Thomas, from Wakefield, said: "It will not be the same atmosphere, it will be a bit quiet.
"Mrs Maguire was a very supportive teacher, she helped pupils keep their head above water."
Former pupil Kathleen Walpole was also at the school gates.

She said: "I was devastated, absolutely devastated.

"Of all the teachers, it would be Anne who you would expect to be at the bottom of the list, she's going to be greatly missed.

Ch Supt Paul Money of West Yorkshire Police said the victim received a number of stab wounds and a knife was recovered from the scene.

Downing Street said the prime minister's thoughts were with the victim's family.
Corpus Christi tie on railings A school tie was left on the railings at Corpus Christi School
Pupils at Corpus Christi Church Pupils at Corpus Christi Church comforted each other after the incident
Pupils arriving at Corpus Christi Catholic College Police were on patrol at Corpus Christi Catholic College on Tuesday morning
The Neville Road college has 950 pupils and according to its website retains "traditional values", describing these as "a strong Christian ethos, a broad and varied curriculum, good teaching and learning, excellent discipline and outstanding pastoral care".

School 'in shock'
Tom Riordan, chief executive of Leeds City Council, said: "We are working with the school to support pupils and staff at this very upsetting time."

Mr Riordan said the authority was "working closely with the police and helping with their investigation".

Christine Blower, general secretary of the National Union of Teachers (NUT), said the stabbing was "a truly awful thing to have happened to a teacher in the course of her work to educate the next generation".

Pupils have been paying tribute to the teacher on Twitter.

One said Mrs Maguire had "made our Year 11 best time of our life, what an amazing woman RIP".

Another said: "I actually feel sick... RIP to probably the best teacher ever."

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