GOLDEN GATE, Fla. — A 13-year-old Golden Gate Middle School student was arrested Tuesday after detectives say he attacked a teacher.
According to the Collier County Sheriff's Office, the student became upset when the teacher took a pair of scissors away from him, which he had been using to sharpen a pencil.
The teacher then attempted to place a pass on the student's desk so he could visit the school counselor; however, when she placed her hand on the desk, the student stabbed her with a mechanical pencil.
The student then struck the teacher in the back of the head with a backpack as she requested assistance.
The teacher was eventually able to get assistance and move her other students to a safe place. She received superficial injuries to her hand and a contusion to the back of her head. She sought medical treatment on her own.
The student was taken into custody and charged with battery on an education employee, which is a felony, and disruption of a school function.