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Troll jailed for teacher death post

A Facebook troll who posted an offensive message about a teacher who was stabbed to death in her classroom has been jailed for six weeks.

Jake Newsome, 21, wrote on the social media site in the aftermath of the death of Ann Maguire, who was stabbed to death at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds on April 28.

It said: "Personally, I'm glad that teacher got stabbed up. Feel sorry for the kid. He should have pissed on her too."

Newsome, from Harehills, Leeds, pleaded guilty at the city's Magistrates' Court last month to sending an offensive message.

Court officials confirmed that he was jailed when he appeared before a district judge this morning.

The court heard that Newsome posted the message on Facebook on the afternoon of May 1.

Facebook users quickly posted a range of comments in response, objecting to what he was saying, and he was reported to West Yorkshire Police.

He admitted to officers that he put the message on the site but claimed he did not think it was offensive.

Tributes from around the world have poured in for Mrs Maguire, 61, who was stabbed a number of times as she taught a Spanish lesson.

She had taught at Corpus Christi for more than 40 years and was due to retire in September.

:: A 15-year-old boy has appeared in court charged with Mrs Maguire's murder and is due to go on trial later this year.


From Belfast Telegraph