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Students beat teacher after he stabbed student with knife following an argument

By Mason White 6:44 PM November 10, 2014
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By: Chan Yuan
A teacher was arrested on charges of assault after he allegedly stabbed a student in class following an argument, police in Nigeria said.

Adamawa State Police said that the incident unfolded at the Government Day Secondary School on Thursday.

Education officials said that the school was shut down until further notice.

According to the police investigation, the teacher, Mr. Babbal, was fighting with his student, Zainab Adamu, when the teacher suddenly brandished a knife.

Babbal proceeded to stab the student all over his body. The student’s classmates pounced on the teacher and beat him until police arrived at the scene.

After being treated at a local hospital for his wounds, Babbal was arrested on charges of assault. Police are also questioning other teachers at the school.

The student was transported by ambulance to the Federal Medical Center, where he is said to be in stable condition.