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Teacher Murder Suspect Will Not Apply For Bail
A 15-year-old schoolboy charged with the murder of Leeds schoolteacher Ann Maguire will not be applying for bail, a court has been told.
The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared via video-link at Leeds Crown Court flanked by two security guards.
He is accused of stabbing the 61-year-old teacher to death during a lesson at Corpus Christi Catholic College on Monday.
Friday morning's hearing lasted just 17 minutes during which the boy observed the proceedings from an undisclosed location.
Wearing a purple and yellow sweatshirt and matching trousers, he could be seen occasionally fidgeting in his chair or looking down at the floor, said Sky's Mike McCarthy, who was in court for the bail hearing.
There was no application for bail and the boy was remanded in custody.
Judge Geoffrey Marson QC warned social media users and bloggers they were constrained by the same legal restrictions in the reporting of the case as the press.
He said the Attorney General was following the case "closely" and warned Twitter or Facebook users not to identify the accused - or any children who may appear as witnesses in the case.
The judge said there could be "serious consequences" if the reporting restrictions were breached.
He adjourned the case until July 11 for a plea and case management hearing.
A date for the start of the murder trial was set for November 3.
Meanwhile, West Yorkshire Police confirmed the arrest of a second teenager in connection with the killing. They did not say what he was held on suspicion of, but said it was not murder. He was later released without charge.