And here we have another success story, offering us the wonderful example of a Mexican youth whose ancestors came to America and enriched us all.
Obama would be proud of this fine lad.
A Rouse High School student stabbed his teacher three times in the hand with a knife used for art class, causing wounds that sent her to the hospital, according to an arrest affidavit.
Ryland Alexander Gonzalez, 17, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against a public servant, a first-degree felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison.
The art class teacher required 10 stitches after the attack Thursday and “was told to contact a hand surgeon for possible ligament damage,” the affidavit said.
The Leander school district had no comment Monday about the incident because it is under investigation by the police, said Veronica Sopher, a district spokeswoman.
Leander police filed a first-degree felony charge because that is what the district attorney’s office has told officers to do whenever a student is involved in an aggravated assault against a teacher, said Lt. Jackson Mitchell.
The affidavit said a police officer arrived at the school in Leander at 3:53 p.m. Thursday after being notified about the incident and found the teacher in the school nurse’s office with two large lacerations to her right middle finger and one smaller laceration to her right index finger.
The teacher, according to the document, said Gonzalez was a student in her art class Thursday when she saw him “with an Exacto knife, stabbing a Styrofoam dinosaur in her classroom.”
The knife, often used for art projects, looks like a pen with a razor blade at its end. The teacher said she told Gonzalez to give her the knife but instead he turned and faced her with the knife in his hand, the affidavit said.
It said she grabbed the knife by the handle but he yanked it away and quickly slashed at her hand three times. She immediately began to bleed heavily and ended up going to a hospital. The officer tried to find Gonzalez at the school Thursday but he had already gone home, according to the affidavit.
The teacher told police Friday that she wanted to press charges against Gonzalez, it said.
It said when Gonzalez returned to school Friday, he told authorities different stories about what happened. Gonzalez first said he had permission to use the knife and that the teacher had reached for it while he was using it “and he had accidentally sliced her with it,” the affidavit said.
It said Gonzalez then changed his story and said he didn’t have permission to use the knife, refused to hand it over after the teacher asked for it and then when she reached for it, he pulled away but “was just ‘playing around.’”
When a police officer asked Gonzalez how the teacher received three separate and distinct deep lacerations on her fingers, Gonzalez said he didn’t know but “that she may have sliced her finger as he pulled it away,” the document said.
The cuts on the teacher’s fingers “were deep puncture wounds that are not consistent with a clean slice as the defendant described,” according to the affidavit.
Gonzalez was released from the Williamson County Jail on Friday after posting bail set at $15,000.
The Leander school district is not changing its policy on allowing students to use the art project knifes because of the incident because the state allows the tools and students are instructed on how to use them safely, Sopher said.
Mexicans lie often, but never well.