The college has been closed today in light of the news, with several students and staff taking the opportunity to grieve the loss.
Talking to ITV News Anglia, Khunakon Manmat said:
"I just heard this morning when I came to school and I was shocked.
"The first thing is she is very kind and she helped the students with anything if they had a problem.
"She's a nice lady and we're going to miss her now. I'm so sad."
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A dry and sunny start to the morning but there is the chance of some heavy showers later with highs today of 23 deg C (73 deg F).
Today will be a dry day for most with some sunny spells although heavy, thundery rain may affect eastern areas for a time in the morning.
After a night of thunderstorms across the East, this afternoon and this evening will stay calm, warm and sunny.