Yesterday, when I read the sad news of the teacher whom everyone described as kind hearted, lovely, and infact everything good in a human. I wondered why good people die? Even parents of the school children who also attended the school could attest how nice the woman is and how her infectious smile always came across even when she’s teaching. For her to be murdered just like that, is so unfair to her and everyone who knew her.
Below is a report from Daily Mail with regards to her death…sad!!! sad!!! sad!!!
Murdered teacher Ann Maguire was working on her day off when she was stabbed to death and begged students to flee the classroom rather than see the horrific attack on her by one of their fellow students.
The 61-year-old was only at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds for 45 minutes on Monday when a boy allegedly walked up behind her and repeatedly plunged a kitchen knife into her neck and back.
Mrs Maguire – described today as ‘simply the best’ by past and present students – had told her husband Don, 62, she could not spend the day with him at home because she wanted to help students prepare for their exams.
The popular Spanish teacher was also in her last term before retiring from full-time work at the school where she spent her entire 40-year career.
One teenager said: ‘Mrs Maguire was screaming at the kids in the class telling them to get out because she didn’t want them to see what was happening.’
It understood the boy, described as a depressed recluse who chose to sit alone in class, chased her from one room to another before she collapsed into the arms of another teacher.
The teenager then dropped the knife and fled the room smiling, according to some witnesses, before being tackled by the school’s assistant headteacher.
Today detectives asked for more time to question a 15-year-old boy over the murder, and said the suspect has been treated for a minor hand injury.
The whole class of 30 teenagers saw the stabbing and many of them stayed at home with their families yesterday.
She had been standing by the desk of Holly Walker. The 16-year-old’s mother Clare told the Mail: ‘Holly was having her work marked by Mrs Maguire when he came up to her and started stabbing her.
‘Holly was so close that she had blood all over her and she said she thought she was going to be killed too.
‘She was so traumatised by it all and she ran out of the classroom trying to find help.
Another report suggested Holly was pushed away by the killer, who is thought to have dropped his weapon.
The attacker is said to have fled into the corridor where he was grabbed by Kieran Sykes, an assistant headteacher.
Paramedics and police arrived within minutes but could not save Mrs Maguire’s life. A post-mortem examination confirmed she died of multiple injuries.
The 15-year-old arrested over the killing was said to be a ‘grade A student’ from a good family. Pupils have described him as a ‘weird loner’ who had few friends.
He is alleged to have harboured a grudge against Mrs Maguire and the teacher is said to have recently confiscated his phone and given him a detention.
Fellow students have said he had self-harmed and struggled to cope with the break-up of his parents.
His older brother was taught by Mrs Maguire – and was said to be close to her.
Oh my God…may her soul rest in peace!!!