Jamie Sansom Wiki – Jamie Sansom Bio
Jamie Sansom, A courageous teacher allegedly stabbed by a teenage boy in a secondary school corridor is now back home with his family.
Mystery surrounds how Jamie Sansom, 27, was stabbed at Tewkesbury School in Gloucestershire – after it was established no fight or scuffle had broken out before the incident unfolded.
The maths teacher from Newport, Wales, suffered a single stab wound and was found in the school corridor, police said before being rushed to hospital. He was then discharged from the hospital last night. There is no suggestion why he might have been targeted.
Jamie Sansom is 27 years old.
Hero Math Teacher Stabbed in a Corridor & Suspect Arrested
The teenage suspect, a 15-year-old from Tewkesbury, fled the scene shortly after 9.10 am. About two hours later, he was arrested in the nearby Stoke Orchard area for attempted murder. He remains in custody.
Mr. Samson has since been praised as a ‘wonderful teacher’ by parents, with one describing him as ‘one of the best teachers I’ve ever met,’ before adding: ‘Maths can be a difficult subject to teach and he has had outstanding results with his pupils.’
This morning’s drama triggered a major response from cops, armed Police swarming the secondary.
The school was locked down as the crisis unfurled, while pupils at the adjacent primary school and nursery were also confined to their classrooms.
Assistant Chief Constable Richard Ocone told reporters outside Tewkesbury Academy in Gloucestershire: ‘Just after 9 am, 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.’
Speaking of the moment, Police arrested the suspect; Assistant Chief Constable Ocone told reporters: ‘It was initially thought that the suspect had fled the scene and hidden himself in the school grounds.
‘Our officers, including specialist-trained armed Police, attended and carried out a thorough search.
‘This search was complex and meticulous as we sought to ensure no further injured parties and to seek the suspect’s arrest.
‘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 keep an open mind while further inquiries occur.
‘This was clearly a very distressing incident and our thoughts are with the victim, their family and everyone impacted by what happened.’
Terrified parents scrambled to the school gates to find out what happened following the attack after being urged to stay away and instead go to the nearby Dobbies Garden Centre, where Police would offer assistance.
But many ignored the plea, with at least 100 panicked guardians pictured outside Tewkesbury. One horrified mother rushed to the school in a taxi and told GlouchesterLive: ‘I’m not going to a garden center when there’s an armed standoff at my children’s school.’
Police were alerted to the incident at about 9.10 am amid calls a pupil had stabbed a teacher. Armed officers with dogs entered the school shortly after the alleged attack.
Three ambulances were sent to the site before medics took Mr. Sansom to the nearby Gloucester Royal Hospital.
Mr. Sansom has been a maths teacher in Gloucestershire since September 2017, having graduated from Cardiff University, according to his LinkedIn profile. He grew up in Wales and was the former head boy at Duffryn High School in Newport.
There were tearful scenes today as pupils were reunited with their parents following the teacher’s alleged stabbing.
Among the parents was Michelle Smith, who was waiting for her 13-year-old son Alex, who is in Year 8.
Speaking outside the school, Alex said: ‘The school had just started, and we went to our first lesson, and we didn’t know what was going on, but it was alright until the teacher locked the door and we were in that same lesson for four or five hours.
‘We didn’t know what was happening, but we weren’t worried and weren’t that scared because we were fine.
‘We were in the classroom and couldn’t see any police cars, but when they let us go to the toilet, and we went downstairs, we could see lots of police cars, and we still didn’t know what was happening, and people told us what was happening when we went downstairs.
‘Then the assembly happened, and we understood what was going on. It is quite sad, and I don’t know why it happened, and I am not sure of much of the details.
‘The Police came and just said the incident has happened and they were sorry for the inconvenience. We didn’t get any details until the assembly. In the assembly they told us a member of staff had been hurt.’
The teenager said Mr. Sansom was one of his favorites at the school and organized organizes a lot of school trips. ‘He is a nice teacher, and he does a lot of events,’ he added.
Speaking to The Telegraph, another relieved parent said: ‘Thank goodness, it’s all over.
‘I hope Mr Sansom pulls through ok. He is a wonderful teacher and I wish him a speedy recovery.’
Sarah Penny texted her daughter, a pupil at the school, to find out if she was safe as armed Police headed into the grounds.
She told Sky News: ‘She texts me back and said it’s really scary. And I asked her if she was safe, and she said we were stuck in a classroom.
‘I said just stay put and do what they tell you, we’re coming down to the school. She went ‘Mum, I’m really scared’… they had armed Police and the dogs were out.’
News of the attack shocked Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who gave his sympathies, while Education Secretary Gillian Keegan added she was ‘deeply concerned’ by the alleged attack.
The lockdown has since been lifted, and parents have been told their children can leave with parental permission.
Tewkesbury School, founded in 1972 and became an academy in 2012, has around 1,400 students aged 11 to 18.
It was downgraded from ‘Good’ to ‘Requires Improvement’ by Ofsted after its last inspection in October.
Headteacher Kathleen McGillycuddy was appointed last year. Earlier today, she said: ‘We appreciate that this morning has been a worrying time for all associated with Tewkesbury Academy.
‘We are writing to reassure you that all pupils remain safe and well.
‘We were alerted shortly before 9 am this morning to reports of a serious incident which left a male staff member needing hospital treatment.
‘The school was locked down, and Police were called immediately when we learned of this incident.
‘We have since been taking advice from the Police on when and how to share updates with you.
‘In the last few minutes, Police have arrested a teenage boy in connection with this incident.
‘In conjunction with Police advice, the lockdown remains a precaution. We hope to provide a further update once cleared by the Police shortly.
‘Thank you for patience and understanding at this difficult time.’