a campaign for an official inquiry into the classroom killing of Leeds schoolteacher Ann Maguire has reached its first £10,000 milestone.
As previously reported in the YEP, Mrs Maguire’s family have launched the Truth for Ann campaign to lobby for an independent investigation into her death at Corpus Christi College in Halton Moor in April last year.
They launched a crowdfunding campaign to help pay the legal fees for a team specialising in challenging the failure of public authorities to act. The total raised has now passed £10,000.
The final costs are expected to be around £50,000.
A statement from the Maguire family on the campaign website says: “Our family suffered a terrible loss when my mother Ann, a teacher, was killed by a student [Will Cornick] in the classroom. We are seeking answers through an investigation and inquest. We have already taken initial steps to contact the coroner, safeguarding board and Secretary of State but need the funds to pursue our case. Please help us find a way to get my mother’s death properly reviewed by the public bodies who have a power and a duty to do so. An inquiry won’t bring my mother back - but it will give us peace.”
Donate at https://www.crowdjustice.co.uk/case/ann/.