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Teacher stabbed to death in British school

Published on Apr 29, 2014 6:24 AM
A photograph of teacher Anne Maguire (third from left) sits on floral tributes outside Corpus Christi Catholic College after she was fatally stabbed in Leeds, northern England on April 28, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

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

Anne Maguire, a 61-year-old Spanish teacher, suffered multiple stab wounds in the 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.

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