CHILDREN recoiled in horror, some screaming, when a man stormed a classroom at the St Pius Boys RC Primary School in Arouca and began stabbing the female teacher repeatedly with an ice-pick on Monday afternoon.

The incident left some students so traumatised that they had to receive counselling from specialists provided by the Education Ministry. Up to press time last night, the attacker remained at large while the teacher, who police asked Newsday not to identify, remains warded at hospital in stable condition under police guard. Police said the 45-year-old woman was in her class at around 2.20 pm when one of her neighbours slipped past the lone guard at the front gate, walked onto the compound and entered the classroom. He pulled out the ice-pick and stabbed the teacher five times before running off.


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