Boy, 15, charged over stabbing of teacher at Tewkesbury school

Police were called to the Tewkesbury school on Monday morning. Credit: PA

A 15-year-old-boy has been charged with attempted wounding with intent and possession of a bladed article after a teacher was stabbed in a school corridor.

The Tewkesbury Academy teacher was taken to hospital after suffering a single stab wound during an incident at the Gloucestershire school on Monday 10 July. He was discharged from hospital later that day.

The teen, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged on Tuesday evening with section 18 attempt wounding with intent and possession of a bladed article on school premises.

In a statement, police said the boy would remain in police custody on Tuesday night before appearing at Cheltenham Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

Speaking earlier, the Maths teacher who was taken to hospital, Jamie Sansom, said he was "recovering well."

The incident shocked the local community. Credit: PA

"I was well looked after at Gloucester Royal, and by the police, and I’m grateful for that. My thanks to everyone who helped put me on the road to what is expected to be a full recovery," he said.

"I have received more than one hundred messages of support, which has been a big boost. It was hugely uplifting to know I had that support behind me, and I want to thank all of my colleagues and the parents at Tewkesbury Academy who have taken the time to reach out. It has meant a lot."

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