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JPD: Student stabbed principal with pencil

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- A Jonesboro student was arrested Wednesday after stabbing the  principal with a pencil.

According to the Jonesboro Police report, the school resource officer and principal were asked to come to the special education teacher's classroom because a student was being disruptive and refused to do his school work.

The principal asked the student to stand up and come with him but the student refused. The principal then tried to take the student by the arm and lead him out of the room. The student jerked his arm away and grabbed a box of pencils and threw the box hitting a classmate in the chest.

According to the police report, the teacher asked all students to leave the classroom while they dealt with the situation. The resource officer grabbed the student's arm trying to pick him up from his desk; in doing so, the student grabbed a pencil from his desk and stabbed it into the left side of the principal's chest just below his collar bone.

The student was arrested on charges of second degree battery, disorderly conduct and assault. He was taken to the Craighead County Juvenile Detention Center where he is still in custody.

After reaching out to Jonesboro Superintendent Dr. Wilbank, we were told she was out of the office all day.

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