Ann Maguire: Prime Minister pays tribute to stabbed Leeds teacher

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The Prime Minister has vowed that everything possible will be done to get to the bottom of the fatal stabbing of Ann Maguire as he paid tribute to the “much-loved teacher” in the House of Commons.

Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions, David Cameron said his and all MPs’ thoughts were with the teacher’s family and friends after the incident at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds on Monday.

Mr Cameron said: “I’m sure the whole House will want to join me in paying tribute to Ann Maguire, who was stabbed to death in her Leeds classroom on Monday.

“It is clear from the tributes paid she was a much-loved teacher who had worked at the school for over 40 years. She cared so much about her pupils she had come in on her day off to help prepare them for exams.

“Our thoughts are with her family, her friends and the entire school community in Leeds who have been left devastated by this truly shocking and appalling tragedy.

“A criminal investigation is under way and everything that can be done to get to the bottom of what happened at the school will be done.”

Labour leader Ed Miliband paid his own tribute, adding: “This was an appalling tragedy. It is clear from the testimonies of those who have spoken out since she died that she was an inspiration to those she taught and all our thoughts are with her family, friends, and the teachers and pupils of the school.”

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