Masked boy, 15, who stabbed teacher in school corridor with six-inch knife LEARNS his fate


The 15-year-old boy was wearing a snood and a hooded top and armed with a kitchen knife when he confronted maths teacher Jamie Sansom outside a classroom at Tewkesbury Academy, in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.

The knife attack

He told the teacher to ‘come here’ and, as Mr Sansom stepped back, lunged at him slowly with the knife causing a small wound to his stomach.

The boy then dumped the snood and his rucksack and fled the school, before texting his mother to apologise and say goodbye, Bristol Youth Court heard.

Christine Hart, prosecuting, said the defendant had left home on the morning of July 10 and had been seen on the school’s CCTV entering the site and going to a toilet block.

Maths teacher Jamie Samsom was stabbed by a 15-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, at Tewkesbury Academy in Gloucestershire on July 10

‘While in the cubicle he phoned the emergency services and stated he had overheard a conversation that one of the teachers was going to be stabbed,’ Miss Hart said.

‘He knocked on the classroom door and asked Mr Sansom to ‘‘come here’’ and gestured towards him.

‘He had a six-inch kitchen knife in his hand and as he moved towards him he said, ‘‘I am sorry’’ and motioned towards his stomach.

‘Mr Sansom moved back and felt the knife stab. Mr Sansom asked what he was doing, and the boy ran off.

‘I am sorry’

‘He then texted his mother, telling her: “I am sorry. Goodbye forever but remember this I always loved you guys.”’

District Judge Lynne Matthews imposed a 14-month detention and training order which he would serve half in custody and the remainder at home working with the youth offending team.

‘You were not acting impulsively,’ she said.

‘You took the face covering to school, you took the knife to school. You told a friend what was going to happen, and you told the emergency services.

‘You told him that you were sorry, and you stretched out your arm and moved slowly in a stabbing motion towards his stomach and he saw you were holding a knife and moved backwards.

But the knife still made contact with his stomach, and he felt a sharp painful sensation. He shouted at you, ‘’What are you doing?’’ and you ran away.

‘This offence is very serious and your intention was to really seriously injure Mr Sansom and it is good fortune he stepped back.’

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