Fa­tal stab pupil ‘planned to kill more teach­ers’

The Daily Telegraph - - News -

A 15-YEAR-OLD boy who stabbed Ann Maguire to death in her class­room planned to kill two more teach­ers in­clud­ing one who was preg­nant be­cause he wanted to kill her baby, an in­quest has heard.

Will Cor­nick showed other pupils the 13-inch long kitchen knife he brought into school and told a num­ber of chil­dren about his plans ahead of his at­tack on Mrs Maguire, 61, at Cor­pus Christi Catholic Col­lege, in Leeds.

Ex­tracts of the teenagers’ state­ments were read out at the in­quest into Mrs Maguire’s death at Wake­field Coroner’s Court yes­ter­day.

One boy said: “He was go­ing to stab the teacher in the stom­ach be­cause he wanted to kill the baby in­stead.” A state­ment from Cor­nick’s fa­ther Ian said that his son did play vi­o­lent video games but knew the dif­fer­ence be­tween “fan­tasy and re­al­ity”. His mother Michelle said he asked to drop Span­ish to do ex­tra art, but this was re­fused.

Cor­nick was jailed for life for Mrs Maguire’s mur­der in April 2014.

The in­quest con­tin­ues.

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