An 11-year-old student was arrested after allegedly attacking a teacher with a screwdriver in the classroom Wednesday, police said.
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A student at the Massachusetts high school was arrested after allegedly attacking a teacher with a screwdriver in the classroom Wednesday, authorities said.
The unnamed 11-year-old student at the William R. Peck School in Holyoke was charged Friday with assault and battery by a dangerous weapon and suspended from school, The Boston Globe.
While the tool grazed the teacher’s neck, it was not a significant injuries, Holyoke police said. The teacher was treated at the scene by the school nurse.
“The screwdriver is not the puncture, but it was definitely an attack,” the Lt. James Albert told The whole World. He said that the teacher “got lucky.”
The student ran away after the attack and sent the school into a brief lockdown, WCVB-TV reported. The student was later located and arrested.
The police believed that the student brought the screwdriver with him to class, but researchers are still working with the school to determine the motive behind the attack.
While no students were injured in the attack, the school district said that the incident “shocking” to those who they seen or heard and would be counselling services available for students, MassLive reported.
“We are working with the Holyoke Police Department to follow up on this incident, and we want to assure you that safety remains our highest priority”, the school district, said in a statement.
The Associated Press contributed to this report