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Stabbed Teacher Was Family's 'Shining Light'
The family of teacher Ann Maguire, who was stabbed to death at school, have described her as a "loving wife" and the "best mother".
In a moving tribute, they described her as a "shining light who brightened the world for so many".
The 61-year-old, who was due to retire this summer, had taught at Corpus Christi Catholic College, Leeds, for more than 40 years.
The Spanish teacher, who was also head of year 11, suffered multiple stab wounds when she was attacked in front of her students.
A 15-year-old schoolboy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with her murder and is due to appear in court later.
He is due before Leeds Youth Court, with a bail hearing expected at the city's crown court on Friday.
In a statement, Mrs Maguire's family said she was "a loving wife, the best mother, a treasured sister (and) a true friend".
"This horrific happening has robbed us of all of this and so much more," they said.
"We are devastated. Her selfless, genuine, caring nature will remain with us eternally."
Steve Mort, the school's headteacher, has praised students for their handling of Mrs Maguire's death.
He also thanked the public, many of whom have laid flowers among the hundreds of bouquets left by students at the school gates, for their "overwhelming" support.
"I'm immensely proud to be headteacher at Corpus Christi," Mr Mort said.
"Our children have proven themselves to be great ambassadors for the school.
"I want to pay particular tribute to them and to the professionalism and dedication demonstrated by our staff at this very difficult time."