Tribute to the Fallen Teachers

 

 

anne maguire

 

I read with sadness about the awful killing of teacher Anne Maguire at the hands of an angry student. Although it is a relief to read that this sort of senseless behaviour towards a teacher is very rare, I hope the perpetrator is made an example of.

I also wish to pay tribute to all teachers that have been subject to threats, acts of violence or bullying from their students. Many of us, myself very much included, would take a bullet for our students. It is very sad to hear about what some teachers have had to put up with.

 

British police have arrested a 15-year-old male pupil after a female teacher was stabbed to death at a Catholic school in a rare attack on educational staff.

Anne Maguire, a 61-year-old Spanish teacher, suffered multiple stab wounds in the Monday incident which was witnessed by other children at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds, northern England.

Prime Minister David Cameron was among those offering their condolences.

“My thoughts are with the family of Anne Maguire, as well as the staff and pupils of Corpus Christi school, where she was stabbed to death,” he said.

Police said teachers at the school captured the suspect at the scene and held him until officers arrived.

The teacher died later in hospital.

“There were a number of stab wounds to the lady in question,” said Chief Superintendent Paul Money of West Yorkshire Police.

Violence at British schools has risen in recent years, and there has been growing concern over knife attacks involving teenagers.

But fatal attacks on teachers are extremely rare.

Maguire’s death is believed to be the first of its kind since 1995, when London headmaster Philip Lawrence was stabbed to death outside the gates of his school as he went to help a pupil.

 

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