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  • 13 May 2014, 13:30

Teacher Died Of 'Shock And Haemorrhage'

A teacher who was stabbed in her classroom in Leeds died from "shock and haemorrhage", a coroner's court has heard.

Ann Maguiresuffered several stab wounds during the attack in front of pupils, but it was a cut to her neck that severed her jugular vein that was fatal,Detective Chief Inspector Nick Wallensaid.

The 61-year-old was killed during a Spanish lesson at Corpus Christi Catholic College on April 28.

During the seven-minute hearing, DCI WAllen said Mrs Maguire was "very seriously injured" when she was reached by paramedics on the top floor of the modern languages department.

"Sadly, she did not survive her injuries and her death was pronounced at 1.10pm," he said.

He told coroner David Hinchliff that two post-mortem examinations had come to the same conclusion about the cause of death.

"Although there were a number of stab wounds, a stab wound to her neck had severed her jugular vein and was the fatal injury," he said.

None of Mrs Maguire's family were in court as Mr Hinchliff adjourned the inquest to a date to be decided later.

Mrs Maguirehad worked at the school for more than 40 years and was described as "the mother of the school". She was due to retire in September.

She lived in the Moortown area of the city with her husband Don and leaves behind two grown-up daughters and two nephews who she brought up as her own sons after the death of her sister.

A 15-year-old boy was remanded in custody after appearing in court accused of murdering Mrs Maguire.

He is due to go on trial later this year.

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