– Mr Neil Shaw, Principal of Leasowes High School
“We are trying to come to terms with the tragic loss of Christina and we extend our heartfelt sympathy and deepest condolences to her family and friends.
“Christina was a bright and much loved student who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
“Educational psychologists and counsellors are in school providing support to students, parents and staff and we will continue to work closely with the police.
“We would like to thank everyone for the many offers of support and warm words of condolence, which means so much at this difficult time.”
A 22-year-old man that is in police custody on suspicion of murder has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act. 16-year-old Christina Edkins was stabbed on a bus on Hagley Road in Birmingham on Thursday morning.