Anne Maguire: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Anne Maguire, 61, has been named as the teacher who was stabbed and killed at Corpus Christi College in Leeds, England, reports The Yorkshire Post. A 15-year-old student has been arrested in relation to the crime.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. She Was a Teacher There for 40 Years


Georgina Kilroy, a 16-year-old student at the school said that Maguire had been a teacher at the school for 40 years. She taught Spanish and Religious Education.

2. It Was an Isolated Attack


The stabbing is being treated as an isolated incident by police in Leeds. There is no further risk to students. According to the BBC, the attack happened in a classroom, students could be seen running from the room after the stabbing. The Daily Mirror reports that she was stabbed repeatedly in the neck.

3. Students are in Mourning

Students took to social media to pay tribute to Maguire:




British Prime Minister David Cameron also tweeted about the incident:


4. The School is Famed in Leeds

Corpus Christi is a renowned Catholic school in Leeds. According to the Christi website:

The school has a very good pastoral structure, which it is committed to keeping and teachers receive very good back-up support.

5. A Student is in Custody

Not much has been made public about the suspect in the crime other than that he is a 15-year-old male student at the school. The Daily Mail reports that the student who is in custody was “depressed.” Some students have speculated on Twitter that the attack was the result of Maguire giving the student detention.

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