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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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Teacher 'would have strongly opposed' metal detectors

Ann Maguire, the teacher stabbed to death at a Leeds school, would have "strongly opposed" making pupils pass through metal detectors as they arrive, her headteacher has said.

Steve Mort, head of Corpus Christi Catholic College, said he did not think detectors were necessary as the school was a "safe environment".

Flowers are left outside Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds following the much-loved teacher's death. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

"I would want to remind people that this is an isolated incident. It's a tragedy. It's unprecedented. It wouldn't be in keeping with the community", Mr Mort said.

"I think ultimately Ann Maguire herself, if she was asked that question, would strongly oppose any suggestion that we should have metal detectors in this school."

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