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Last updated on Sunday, June 2, 2013
(INDIANAPOLIS) - A student with “behavioral issues” has been arrested and suspended after stabbing a fellow student and then shattering glass and computers in his classroom at Garfield Elementary School #31 on the south side of Indianapolis.
Police tallied several thousand dollars' worth of damage as several computers were thrown to the ground, along with scanners and other classroom equipment.
School leaders told police it started when a 13-year-old with "behavioral issues" stabbed a fellow student in the leg with a pencil.
When his teacher confronted him, he became "very agitated" and started yelling that he did not do anything wrong, the police report said.
Police said the teacher and an instructional aide followed protocol for such an outburst and quickly got out of the classroom.
John Althardt, a spokesman for Indianapolis Public Schools, said the student who was stabbed with the pencil did not require medical attention.
Several police officers struggled with the child until he was eventually handcuffed to a chair in the damaged classroom.
Officers said he was punching and spitting on them as he was being arrested.
None of the officers or teachers was injured in the attack.
The child was taken to juvenile detention, charged with three crimes, including criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and battery with injury.
Officers reported that the child was being suspended, pending expulsion.
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