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PD: Surprise student arrested for trying to attack teacher with knife

Posted at 12:01 PM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-30 01:05:00-05

A teen has been arrested after reportedly trying to attack a teacher with a knife in a Surprise classroom.

Surprise police say the incident happened at the Dysart Education Center on Wednesday.

Police say a high school student attempted to assault a teacher with a knife before the student was subdued by on-site private security. Two security guards were able to wrestle the knife away inside a classroom after they were unable to get the student to calm down.

According to police, the suspect was part of a therapeutic day placement program for students with specialized education plans.

Court paperwork shows the student was upset with the teacher over a failing grade he had received the day before.

Police said the student admitted that he googled how to get a knife pass metal detectors in order to get a knife on campus and that he intended to kill his teacher by stabbing him once in the heart.

The suspect was arrested and faces several charges, including attempt to commit first-degree murder, aggravated assault, threatening, disrupting an educational institution, and reckless display of a dangerous instrument.

The suspect’s identity has not been released, due to him being charged as a juvenile at this time.