Boy, 15, admits stabbing hero Tewkesbury teacher in school corridor

A teenager has today pleaded guilty to attempted grievous bodily harm with intent after stabbing a mathematics teacher in school.

The 15-year-old, who cannot be named due to his age, admitted the charge at the start of a two-day trial Bristol Magistrates’ Court.

The defendant had previously pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing a bladed article.

Remanding him into a youth detention facility, district judge Lynne Matthews told him: ‘We will need to know more about you. The court will need to hear proposals from the youth offending team.

‘I do not know what your sentence will be – I am not going to guess.

‘You will be sentenced on September 28. You will be remanded until September 28 which means I am not sending you home.’

Tewkesbury Academy, in Gloucestershire, where the attack took place on July 10, went into a lockdown immediately and police were called.

Two neighbouring schools were also asked to go into urgent measures and lock their doors, whilst officer swooped in.

Meanwhile, a crowd of terrified parents were told to wait for updates at a nearby garden centre.

Teacher Jamie Sansom suffered a single stab wound in the corridor of the school.

He was discharged from hospital on the same day, said at the time his recovery was going ‘well’.

There were reports he had been intervening in a fight between students when the incident happened, but he later denied this.

Mr Sansom has taught mathematics at Tewkesbury Academy since 2017.

After the incident, he received ‘hundreds’ of messages of support from the local community.

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