Upon hearing of the tragedy at Corpus Christi Catholic College, Leeds, Archbishop-elect Malcolm McMahon OP, Chairman of the Catholic Education Service, said:
“I was shocked and saddened to hear of Ann Maguire’s death yesterday. My prayers, and those of every Catholic parish and school in England and Wales, will be with her family and friends, the staff and students of Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds, and all who have been affected in any way by this senseless tragedy.
“Ann gave her life to the College and Catholic education, and thousands of young people have benefitted from her kindness and hard work over many years. May she rest in peace.”
Malcolm McMahon OP is Chair of the Catholic Education Service and Archbishop-elect of Liverpool.