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Student To Be Tried As Adult After Attacking Teacher
Updated May 21, 2016 7:29 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(VINCENNES) - The Vincennes Police Department officials say the teen accused of attacking a Lincoln High School teacher will be tried as an adult.

16-year-old Donovan Davis appeared in Superior Court 1 Friday morning.

He has been waived to adult status and is charged with robbery resulting in serious bodily injury to someone other than a defendant, a Level 2 felony, as well as aggravated battery, knowingly inflicting injury that creates a substantial risk of death, a Level 3 Felony.

Davis was transported to the Knox County Jail with a $50,000 bond.

The victim in the incident continues to recover from injuries sustained during the attack.

At the time of the arrest:

City police chief Dusty Luking said the 16-year-old boy is currently being held at the Southwest Indiana Regional Youth Village.

School officials say the boy, a special needs student, re-entered the high school after dismissal Wednesday and attacked the teacher, who is now being treated for her injuries at an Evansville hospital.

Both police and school officials have declined to identify the injured teacher, but social media accounts indicate it is Cheryl Clemens, a long-time special education teacher with the VCSC.
Police say they arrived at the school about 4:30 p.m. where school staff led them to the teacher who was "badly beaten" and "semi-conscious." She was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital where she was later transferred to Evansville.

Luking said she is currently listed in stable condition in an ICU trauma unit.

According to a press release issued Thursday, high school staff had subdued the student prior to police officers' arrival. He was taken to the school office where he was later transported to the Vincennes Police Department for questioning.

Police say the boy and the teacher did know one another.

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