Student tries to stab teacher with scissors in Haverhill
HAVERHILL, Mass. (WHDH) -- A 12-year-old student at John Greenleaf Whittier Middle School in Haverhill was suspended after allegedly using scissors to try and stab her teacher.
“The scissors that she used did not penetrate the clothing or did not pierce the clothing,” said James Scully, the superintendent of Haverhill Public Schools.
The alleged attack happened during class with students witnessing the incident.
“I was a little concerned because she is my friend and I didn’t want anything to happen to her and the teacher was one of my favorite teachers too,” said Alyssa Rogers, a student.
The teacher was not hurt.
Haverhill’s superintendent said after the incident, the teacher was worried about the girl’s well being.
“This teacher is a wonderful teacher and she’s supportive of this student. She’s been working with her, trying to make sure she succeeds, so the teacher feels terrible,” said Scully.
Administrators contacted parents by phone and by email.
The superintendent says the girl has not done anything like this prior to Wednesday’s incident. It is not clear what happened to provoke the alleged attack.