A FUNDRAISER has been launched for the teacher from Gloucestershire who was stabbed in a school incident yesterday. 

Jamie Sansom was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital yesterday after he was stabbed by a pupil in a corridor at Tewkesbury Academy just after 9am. 

Labelled as a ‘wonderful teacher’ Mr Sansom was eventually released from hospital yesterday evening. 

A teenage boy is being questioned on suspicion of attempted murder. 

The academy was locked down and two neighbouring schools were also asked to shut their doors as a “precaution”, Assistant Chief Constable Richard Ocone of Gloucestershire Police said.

The school said it reopened on Tuesday following careful assessment and consultation with the police.

A GoFundMe page has now been set up and has already made £3k from well-wishers.

A teenager, from Tewkesbury, allegedly fled the scene and was arrested by armed officers in the nearby Stoke Orchard area at 11am.

A knife was been recovered. 

A Tewkesbury Academy spokesperson said: “We feel it is important for our students to be able to return to a sense of normality in their school, where we will be providing a range of additional mental and emotional support for students and staff.

 “We are pleased to confirm the Tewkesbury colleague injured in yesterday’s incident has been discharged from hospital and is recovering well.

“He has expressed his gratitude for the many positive messages he has received.

“All of us at Tewkesbury Academy are grateful for the support we have received from our community and colleagues from across our trust and from the wider education sector.

“We also want to thank officers from Gloucestershire Constabulary for their invaluable help and reassurance.

“And finally, huge thanks to all Tewkesbury colleagues for their calm and professionalism during an incredibly difficult day, and our students and their families for their patience, resilience and support.

“We look forward to continuing to support each other, while focusing again on providing a high-quality education to the young people of Tewkesbury.”

Pupils were reunited with their families on Monday afternoon – with some leaving school earlier – after lockdown was lifted.

There were tears and hugs as the youngsters were let go.

Among the parents waiting to collect their children was Michelle Smith, who was waiting for her 13-year-old son Alex, who is in year eight.

Mrs Smith said she was “very relieved” to be able to collect him.

The injured teacher is “very popular” with parents and pupils alike, she told PA.

Earlier today, teachers at the nearby Tirlebrook Primary School posted on Facebook to say their school had also been locked down on police advice.

To view the GoFundMe page click here.