Fatal stab pupil ‘planned to kill more teachers’
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.