Hilary Benn, Labour MP for Leeds Central, described the incident as ‘profoundly saddening’ but said he was not in favour of stringent security measures that would keep staff and pupils ‘behind high fences’.She was stabbed by one of her pupils. In class. Just where does this cretin think we should put those fences...?
But then stupidly inane comments seem to be the order of the day:
Detective Superintendent Simon Beldon 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.When a pupil stabs a teacher repeatedly in front of his classmates, the situation is very, very far from being 'under control'.
The alleged killer comes from a respectable middle-class family. His mother works as a human resources manager for a local firm and his father is a council executive.How the term 'respectable middle class family' has changed. Once, it meant 'child of married teachers/bank managers/vicars/career army'.
Now, it seems it means 'child of divorced policy wonks'.