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Children "Don't Want To Return To School" After Much-Loved Teacher's Death

Local grief turns to anger.

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Following the discovery of Stephanie Scott's charred remains in country NSW late on Friday, police hope a post-mortem will reveal exactly how the much-loved Leeton teacher died.

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But as investigators search for answers, locals say their grief is turning to anger. Leeton residents have taken to various local social media pages to voice their fury at Stephanie's accused killer, Vincent Stanford.

“My daughter lost her favourite teacher and she will never be the same ... Justice for Stephanie, her fiance and family will be served!”, reads one post on the Leeton News Facebook page.

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"She was not yours to take", another post reads. "You rob communities of safe, secure and happy environments. We have to continually warn our innocent children and family members."

Stanford's family is said to be holed up in a local motel as they reportedly help police with the investigation. The accused killer is reportedly refusing to co-operate with police.

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24-year-old Stanford, a cleaner at the school where Stephanie worked, was arrested and charged with murder last Wednesday.


Such a tragedy #putyourdressout #rememberstephanie @fitzyandwippa @ChrissieSwan

Thinking of Stephanie Scott and her family and friends on this sad day #putyourdressout

The investigation continues.