Ann Maguire murder: There were missed opportunities

Ann Maguire, who was murdered by pupil Will Cornick (right)
Ann Maguire, who was murdered by pupil Will Cornick (right)

There were "missed opportunities to share and record problem behaviour" before a teenager murdered teacher Ann Maguire in a classroom, an inquest jury has said.


Mrs Maguire, 61, was stabbed to death by 15-year-old Will Cornick at Corpus Christi Catholic College, in Leeds, in April 2014.

A jury at Wakefield Coroner's Court returned a conclusion of unlawful killing on Wednesday.

The jury added: "Overall communication leading up to the incident was inadequate.

"There were missed opportunities to share and record problem behaviour. "

It also said: "The safeguarding policy was not followed as no 'cause for concern' was recorded around the pupil's use of alcohol."