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British boy, 16, jailed for life for killing teacher in classroom

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LONDON: A 16-year-old British boy was on Monday jailed for life after he admitted stabbing to death his Spanish teacher in front of a horrified class in April. The boy, who was not named, admitted murdering Ann Maguire, 61, in her classroom at Corpus Christi Catholic college in Leeds in West Yorkshire on April 28 this year.

The teenager stabbed Maguire seven times in her back and neck before a colleague, alerted by children screaming, rushed her friend into a work room and held the door shut.

He then went back to the classroom and sat down “as if nothing had happened.” He was told he will serve a minimum of 20 years in jail. He looked straight ahead and showed no emotion as he admitted murdering his teacher.

Justice Coulson at Leeds Crown Court said it was “quite possible” that the boy would never be released. Prosecutor Paul Greaney told the court that students had noticed disturbing aspects to the boy’s personality. He told other children that he hated Maguire and wrote on FB that she “deserves more than death, more than pain and more than anything that we can understand”.

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