UK: Teenager arrested after teacher stabbed to death

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A female teacher was stabbed to death at a British school this morning (April 28), police say.

The woman, 61, was attacked at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds, northern England, shortly before midday.

She was taken hospital but later pronounced dead.

A 15-year-old male pupil was arrested in connection with the stabbing and is currently in custody, according to a statement from West Yorkshire Police.

Detective superintendent Simon Beldon, from West Yorkshire Police, said: “We would like to reassure people that this has been an isolated incident and there is no ongoing risk to pupils or staff at the school.

“The situation is under control and officers, including safer schools officers and members of the local neighbourhood policing team, are currently at the school and are liaising closely with staff. The rest of the school is continuing to operate as normal and we would ask that parents do not attend the site unless directly requested to do so by the school.

“Our enquiries are at a very early stage but the full circumstances of this incident will obviously be the subject of a full and thorough investigation.”