A TEENAGER today denied stabbing a maths teacher in a school corridor.
Jamie Sansom sustained a single knife woundon Monday at Tewkesbury Academy in Gloucestershire.
A 15-year-old boy has now been charged with attempted assault and possession of a bladed object on school grounds.
The teenager, who must not be legally named, appeared at Gloucestershire Juvenile Court today.
He denied the charge of attempted assault but admitted to possessing an object with a blade.
His parents sat at the back of the courtroom during the hearing.
The boy was taken to secure accommodation to appear again in the same juvenile court on July 21.
The horror happened on Monday morning when the school went into lockdown.
Frightened students told how teachers barricaded them in classrooms when an alarm went off.
A hero teacher dragged a wardrobe out the door and told all the kids to hide in the back of the classroom.
Two other facilities nearby have also been told to close their doors “as a precaution”.
Math teacher Jamie was hospitalized but has since been discharged and is “recovering well”.
He later said in a statement: “Following the advice of the police, I cannot say in detail what happened, but I would like to address some misinformation that has been circulating in the coverage of yesterday’s incident.”
“It’s just not true to say that I intervened in an argument between students.
“In my view, there was never a time when the Tewkesbury students faced a direct threat.
“I am happy to say that I am doing well. I was looked after well at the Gloucester Royal and by the police and I am grateful for that.”
“Thank you to everyone who has helped me find the path to what is likely to be a full recovery.”