Boy, 15, has charge upgraded after maths teacher ‘stabbed in school corridor’

A youngster accused of stabbing a teacher in a school hall now faces a extra severe charge, a court docket has been instructed.

The 15-year-old, who can’t legally be recognized because of his age, is now charged with part 18 wounding with intent to trigger grievous bodily hurt to Jamie Sansom.

Throughout a quick listening to at Gloucestershire Magistrates’ Courtroom in Cheltenham on Monday, the boy pleaded not responsible to the brand new charge, which replaces a earlier allegation of tried wounding with intent.

At a earlier listening to, he admitted having a blade.

You’ve instructed me you aren’t responsible of the allegation of assault

District Choose Nicholas Wattam

James McKenna, defending, didn’t apply for bail and opposed makes an attempt by the prosecution to have the case despatched to the crown court docket as a result of seriousness of the allegations.

District Choose Nicholas Wattam stated the case ought to stay in the youth court docket and remanded the defendant into custody to await trial.

He fastened a case administration listening to for August 18.

Addressing the youth, he stated: “You’ve instructed me you aren’t responsible of the allegation of assault. There’s going to be a trial however I can’t offer you a trial date.

“The trial date is more likely to be set on August 18 when you want to come again to court docket. Within the meantime, you’ll be remanded into custody.”

Mr Sansom suffered a single stab wound at Tewkesbury Academy in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, on July 10.

The academy was locked down and two neighbouring colleges had been additionally requested to close their doorways as a “precaution”.

Mr Sansom, who has taught maths on the school since 2017, was discharged from hospital on the identical day he was allegedly attacked and stated he was “recovering properly”.

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