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A masked teenager who brought terror to a school after stabbing a teacher has been jailed for 14 months.
Before confronting the maths teacher, he told a friend to ‘wait until period one’ and dial 999 to inform police a member of staff had been stabbed.
Wearing a snood and a hooded top, he then knocked on the door of the classroom where Mr Sansom was teaching and said: ‘Come here.’
Maths teacher Jamie Samsom, pictured, was stabbed by a 15-year-old boy who cannot be named for legal reasons at Tewkesbury Academy in Gloucestershire on July 10
Mr Sansom, pictured, suffered a puncture wound to the stomach and was released from hospital after treatment
Prosecutor Christine Hart said: ‘[The boy] said “I’m sorry” and moved towards him in a stabbing motion. Mr Sansom felt the knife and asked him, “What are you doing?”
The school was put into lockdown for four hours after the attack, with teachers barricading terrified pupils in classrooms by putting wardrobes across doors. Some children cowered in cupboards.
Desperate parents rushed to the school while armed police with trained dogs made their way through the building, although it later emerged the suspect had fled.
When the boy’s mother managed to contact him and asked him to give himself up, he told her: ‘Goodbye forever but remember I always loved you guys.’
He was arrested two hours after the stabbing by firearms officers in Stoke Orchard, six miles away.
Mr Sansom, 27, suffered a puncture wound to the stomach and was taken to an office where an ambulance was called. He was treated at hospital but released later the same day.