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Leeds stabbing should not lead to ‘prison-like’ security in schools

01 May 2014 | by Liz Dodd | Comments: 0

LEADING representative of Catholic head teachers has spoken out against increasing security in schools following the fatal stabbing of a teacher in her classroom on Monday. Ann Maguire, a 61-year-old mother of two was stabbed to death in front of students at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds. A 15-year-old boy has been charged with her murder.Following the tragedy, Maria Rimmer, vice president of the Catholic Association of Teachers, Schools and Colleges, and head teacher of St Joseph’s Catholic and Anglican High School in Wrexham, said airport-style security in schools would create a “prison-like” environment. Her remarks come as a debate takes place over the safety of teachers and pupils following the death of Mrs Maguire who taught Spanish and RE at Corpus ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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