– Neil Shaw, Headteacher 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 arrested on suspicion of murdering a 16-year-old schoolgirl on a bus in Birmingham has been sectioned. Police are urgently appealing for fellow passengers to come forward after the fatal stabbing of Christina Edkins.