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Schoolboy Due In Court Over Teacher Stabbing
A schoolboy will appear in court today charged with the murder of a Spanish teacher who was stabbed in front of her class.
Ann Maguire, who was only months away from retirement, was killed at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds where she had taught for more than 40 years.
A 15-year-old will appear at Leeds Youth Court and then at the city's crown court for a bail hearing tomorrow.
The Crown Prosecution Service say there is enough evidence to charge the schoolboy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, after he was arrested and interviewed under caution.
Steve Mort, the head of the school, has praised students for their handling of Mrs Maguire's death.
He said: "I am immensely proud to be headteacher at Corpus Christi.
"Our children have proven themselves to be great ambassadors for the school.
"And I want to pay particular tribute to them and to the professionalism and dedication demonstrated by our staff at this very difficult time."
Mrs Maguire was head of Year 11 at the school for more than 10 years.
This year she had moved to working a four-day week ahead of her planned retirement in five months' time.