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Student behind bars for throwing paper airplane at teacher

By Mason White 6:10 PM January 16, 2017
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By: Chan Yuan

A student found himself behind bars after throwing a paper plane at a teacher during class, according to police in South Carolina.

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office said that they have arrested 17-year-old David Michael Elliott, after being accused of assaulting 74-year-old Edward McIver in class.

The student has been charged with one count of assault and battery. He was booked into jail, and was released after several hours without bail.

According to the criminal complaint, the teacher, who has surgery on his left eye, called police to his classroom to report the student who threw the paper airplane at him.

The paper plane hit the teacher’s left eye, and it was very red, according to police. The student was questioned, and he admitted to throwing the paper plane.

The student said that he intended to hit the teacher in the head, but the plane went into his eye instead.