FOX News reports a man has been arrested for stabbing two people outside of a rural school in Alaska on Friday. The principal at Kotlik School, Cory Stringer, was able to put the school on lockdown before the suspect could get to the front door. Rick Andrews, 19, was upset and pounded on the school doors, threatening to kill Stringer and attempting to enter the school through windows.
Andrews was spotted walking toward the school with a large knife in his hand when the principal initiated the lockdown. A man and woman approached Andrews and tried to intervene when he abruptly stabbed them both in the torso. Those victims are both in stable condition, according to KTUU-TV.
Someone was able to get the knife away from Andrews before police arrived. Two others restrained him while waiting on state troopers.
Andrews has been charged with two counts of second-degree assault and one count of third-degree assault. The knife was recovered by police. Troopers don’t believe alcohol was a factor in the stabbing.
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