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Police get more time to question teen over teacher stabbing

Police have been given more time to question a 15-year-old over the fatal stabbing of teacher Ann Maguire at a Leeds school on Monday.

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School pupil in nearby room 'heard her scream'

Pupil Katie Gallagher, 15, said she was in a nearby room when teacher Ann Maguire was stabbed.

She said the incident happened in a regular Spanish class with around 30 children witnessing the stabbing. Everyone in her class burst into tears when they were told about the teacher's death.

She said: "I heard her scream. I was in a meeting at the time but I heard it."

Police outside Corpus Christi Catholic College, Neville Road, Leeds Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Her sister Becky Gallagher, 20, said she left the school in 2010. "I just think it's a shame for all the pupils' future who won't get to be taught by her."

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