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A 13-year-old boy was detained by a school resource officer after the Monday afternoon stabbing, a district spokeswoman said. The eighth grader called a language arts teacher over during a class change, then pulled out the eight-inch knife and stabbed her in the chest, according to a letter sent to parents by the shool’s principal. The student then grabbed a female student, but a school resource officer quickly disarmed and detained him, according to Gwinnett County Public Schools. He was later transported to Gwinnett County’s Youth Detention Center.
The teacher was conscious and talking to first responders while being transported to the hospital, according to Queen. The school was locked down briefly due to the incident, but the lockdown was lifted as of 3:30 p.m. The incident did not impact dismissal, Queen said in the letter.
What charges the student will face were not immediately clear, but he will likely be charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon on school grounds and possession of a knife during the commission of a felony, a district spokeswoman said. The student will also face disciplinary measures from the school.
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Investigators said Tafahree Maynard fired the shots that killed Officer Antwan Toney Saturday.