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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Work will start today on the first major improvement work on the Chelmer Viaduct in Chelmsford.
A cloudy start in the Anglia region with some rain. However drier, brighter conditions will spread in from the northwest during the morning.
Cloudy overnight in the Anglia region with some rain. Becoming fine and dry on Monday.