Police: 3rd Grader Stabs Douglas Elementary Principal in Nose With Pencil

Posted at 5:18 PM, Jan 22, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-22 17:39:51-05

File photo from Saugatuck city website

DOUGLAS, Mich. — A third-grader at Douglas Elementary school stabbed the principal in the nose with a pencil and bit her while trying to run away from class Wednesday.

According to Saugatuck-Douglas police, the incident happened at around 12:45 p.m.

The male student attempted to flee his class.  Michaelle Gust, the principal, attempted to prevent him from running away and police said he stabbed her with the pencil and bit her on the arm.

He was contained and later released to a relative.  Police said the student has had behavior issues in the past and it was unclear what other actions are being taken against him.

The principal did not suffer any major injuries, according to police.