RAEFORD, N.C. — Sheriff’s deputies in North Carolina have arrested a man charged with aggressive a teacher at an facile school in what authorities pronounced was a pointless act of violence.
Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin pronounced in a news recover that detain warrants charge Michael Lee Nivens, 34, with attempted first-degree murder and armed spoliation in tie with the attack progressing this week. Peterkin says Nivens was arrested in adjacent Robeson County on Thursday, but did not recover details. The matter did not prove if Nivens had a lawyer.
Police formerly expelled photo and notice video of the suspect, obtained by CBS associate WNCN, and offering a cash prerogative as they searched for Nivens. Peterkin pronounced Nivens was also wanted for separate passionate attack and church thefts.
Peterkin pronounced the teacher was seriously harmed when a man entered West Hoke Elementary School nearby Raeford about 5:45 p.m. Monday.
The man entered by a doorway that was left unbarred for relatives who collect up children from an after-school caring program. The policeman pronounced the man asked the teacher about a former school employee and then hit her in the head, face and hands with a steel object.
“He did not know the teacher,” sheriff’s Capt. John Kivett pronounced Thursday. “It was an act of pointless violence.”
The victim’s name has not been released. Peterkin pronounced she remained in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville on Wednesday night. Schools mouthpiece Jodie Bryant pronounced the teacher is recuperating well.
The after-school program was in another partial of the building and no children were in the room where the attack occurred. No other injuries were reported.
“The attack on this teacher, who steadily serves the Hoke County kids, was meaningless and totally unnecessary,” Peterkin said. “We are asking the communities to support law coercion in locating this think before he causes mistreat to someone else.”
Extra officers are monitoring the school, Peterkin said.