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Story Last modified at 6:07 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mirror Lake student bites administrator

Assistant principal Kurt Mueller suffered various minor injuries after a 13-year-old Mirror Lake Middle School student bit and scratched him on May 9, Anchorage police said.

The boy was "escalating out of control" in the student common area when Mueller asked another staffer to call the boy's mother, police spokeswoman Anita Shell said. At that point, the boy began kicking benches, said he'd kill the staffer making the call, and charged her, Shell said.

The assistant principal intervened and put the student in a bear hug, at which point the boy scratched Mueller and bit him through two shirts, she said. He also kicked a nurse in the face, though she was not injured.

The boy was involved in a prior incident in December, Shell said. His mother was told to contact McLaughlin Youth Center.



This article published in The Alaska Star on Wednesday, May 18, 2011.

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