13-Year-Old Boy Stabs Teacher With 8-Inch Butcher Knife at Georgia School

A student stabbed his teacher in an eighth-grade language arts classroom at Trickum Middle School in Georgia, Oct. 22, 2018.
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A 13-year-old boy stabbed his teacher with an 8-inch butcher knife at his Georgia middle school on Monday, according to the principal.

The student was taken into custody after the incident in an eighth-grade language arts classroom at Trickum Middle School, Gwinnett County Public Schools spokeswoman Sloan Roach told ABC News.

The alleged assault began when the “student reportedly called the teacher over and then struck her in the chest area,” the school’s principal, Ryan Queen, said in a statement to parents.

The knife had been in the boy’s backpack, Queen said.

As a school resource officer headed to the classroom, the boy “grabbed another student,” said Queen.

The resource officer arrived and disarmed the boy, the principal said, and no students and no other staff members were hurt.

It “did not appear there was any issue between the student and the teacher previously,” Roach said.

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SOURCE: ABC News, Emily Shapiro