Minute’s silence for tragic teacher

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A MINUTE’S silence will be observed for the Wigan-born teacher at the centre of a murder probe when the rugby teams of her home and adopted towns clash in the Super League.

Public respects will be paid to Ann Maguire at the Headingley Carnegie Stadium in Leeds as the Rhinos take on the Warriors on Friday night.

Detectives today (Wednesday) charged a 15-year-old pupil for the murder of the Spanish teacher who was stabbed to death at Corpus Christi Catholic College on Monday.

Mother of two Mrs Maguire, 61, attended St Patrick’s Primary School and later the Notre Dame Convent School on Standishgate where she sang in the choir.

She moved to Leeds to become a teacher and was just months from retirement after 40 years in the classroom when tragedy struck.

Rhinos chief executive Chief Executive Gary Hetherington commented: “I know all fans will join us in sending our deepest sympathies to Ann Maguire’s family and friends at this terrible time. Friday’s minute silence is a chance for people from Leeds and Wigan to show our respects after such a shocking incident and show all those who have been impacted that they remain in our thoughts and prayers.”