UK Student Arrested, Charged with Stabbing Teacher

A 15-year-old British student is under arrest after allegedly stabbing a teacher in an East Leeds, England, school on Monday.

Anne Maguire, a 40-year teaching veteran who was beloved by the community, was stabbed and killed in front of her students, according to the Guardian.

From the report:

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In a press conference outside the school on Monday afternoon, Ch Supt Paul Money, Leeds District Commander, described the murder as "a very shocking and unprecedented incident for Leeds".

He said of the attack: "It involved a 61-year-old woman teacher being stabbed by a male pupil within the school building. The incident was witnessed by other pupils, who raised the alarm. The suspect was detained by school staff on the premises before police and paramedics arrived at the school. The injured teacher was treated by paramedics and taken to hospital, but tragically died from her injuries."

A United Kingdom teacher hasn’t been killed on duty since 1996, when a 43-year-old man shot and killed 16 children, one adult and then took his own life in a Dunblane, Scotland school, according to a CNN report. Tennis professional Andy Murray was an eight-year-old student in Dunblane at the time of the incident, according to CNN.