Teenager charged in connection with Tewkesbury school’s teacher stabbing

Teenager charged in connection with Tewkesbury school's teacher stabbing
The teacher, Jamie Sansom, suffered single stab wound in the incident on Monday and was later discharged from hospital. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA
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After a math teacher was stabbed at a school in Gloucestershire, police have accused a 15-year-old boy with attempted wounding with intent and possessing a bladed instrument.

Jamie Sansom was stabbed once on Monday morning in a hallway of the Tewkesbury secondary school where he teaches. He was treated at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and released a few hours later.


The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons due to his age, was charged on Tuesday with section 18 attempted wounding with intent and possession of a bladed article on school premises.

He was arrested in Stoke Orchard, around three miles from Tewkesbury Academy where the incident took place. The teenager will remain in police custody overnight before appearing at Cheltenham magistrates court on Wednesday.

Sansom, who has been a maths teacher at the academy since 2017, has disclosed he is hoping to be back in the classroom before the end of the summer term.

In a statement, he said: “I am pleased to say that I am recovering well.

“I was well looked after at Gloucester Royal, and by the police, and I’m grateful for that. My thanks to everyone who helped put me on the road to what is expected to be a full recovery.

“I have received more than 100 messages of support, which has been a big boost. It was hugely uplifting to know I had that support behind me, and I want to thank all of my colleagues and the parents at Tewkesbury Academy who have taken the time to reach out. It has meant a lot.”

Sansom, who is due to move to a new school at the end of the year , added: “I hope to be well enough soon to visit the school to thank people in person.

“And if doctors give me the all-clear, I hope to be back in the classroom before the summer break.”


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