School To Remember Birmingham Teen Christina Edkins Five Years After Her Death
7 March 2018, 06:12
A school in Birmingham will remember one of it's former students today - five years after she was stabbed to death on a bus.
Christina Edkins was on her way to Leasowes High School when she was attacked by Phillip Simelane in 2013 in a random attack.
Students and staff will fall silent for a few minutes today in her memory.
Matthew Mynott is the current Headteacher.
Christina was one the number 9 bus making her way into school in March 2013 when Phillip Simelane used a kitchen knife to stab her on the top deck.
We revisited the memorial site created in her memory at 54 Hagley Road:
VIDEO: Teachers and pupils @LeasowesHigh paid tribute to former pupil Christina Edkins who was tragically killed 5 years ago on her way to school.— West Mids News (@HeartWMidsNews) March 7, 2018
They held a two minute silence in her memory.#HeartNews pic.twitter.com/c1Ubsjk7g6
He had been released from prison, unsupervised, three months before the attack - despite warning signs over the state of his mental health.
The 23-year-old admitted manslaughter in a hearing at Birmingham Crown Court and was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act.