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Teacher, 27, 'stabbed in corridor' by student at Tewkesbury school is back home

Callum Jones

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A 27-year-old teacher who was allegedly stabbed by a student at a Tewkesbury school is now back home with his family after being discharged from hospital.

Gloucestershire Police were called to Tewkesbury Academy in Tewkesbury at 9.10am yesterday (10 July) following reports that a pupil had stabbed a teacher.

The incident is said to have taken place in the corridor, with Jamie Sansom receiving a single stab wound from a pupil at the school.

Shortly after this, Tewkesbury Academy went into a school-wide lockdown, while two other schools in the district were also advised to close by police, as a precaution.


Sansom, a maths teacher, from Newport, Wales, was rushed to hospital following the incident.

There has been no suggestion from officials that the teacher was targeted, with Sansom entering hospital in a stable condition.

Jamie Sansom is now back home after the incident. Credit: Facebook/Jamie Sansom
Jamie Sansom is now back home after the incident. Credit: Facebook/Jamie Sansom

The teacher's injuries were not serious, and he has now been released to recuperate at home with his family less than 24 hours after the incident.


A 15-year-old from Tewkesbury fled the scene shortly after 9:10am, and was arrested two hours later in the nearby Stoke Orchard area on suspicion of attempted murder.

He has since been questioned by police and remains in custody.

Mr Samson is seemingly popular amongst parents, with one describing him as 'one of the best teachers I've ever met'.

While no one was seriously hurt by the attack, the stabbing has rocked the Gloucestershire town.


Telling reporters outside Tewkesbury Academy yesterday (10 July), Assistant Chief Constable Richard Ocone said: "Just after 9am we received a call from someone telling us about a threat to a teacher at Tewkesbury Academy.

"Minutes later we received a call from the ambulance service telling us that a male teacher had been stabbed in a corridor at the school.

"He was taken to hospital with a single stab wound and remains in a stable condition."

A teen has since been arrested. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
A teen has since been arrested. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Speaking of the moment the teen suspect was arrested, Ocone added: "Our officers, including specialist trained armed police, attended and carried out a thorough search.

"This search was both complex and meticulous in nature as we sought to ensure there were no further injured parties as well as seeking the arrest of the suspect.

"At this stage the motivation behind the attack is unclear, and at this time, there is no evidence to suggest it is terrorism related. However we are keeping an open mind while further enquiries are carried out.

"This was clearly a very distressing incident and our thoughts are with the victim, their family and everyone impacted by what happened."

Topics: Crime, UK News, Education

Callum Jones
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