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Frustrated by math, student stabs her teacher
A 51-year-old Malcolm X College instructor who was demonstrating a math problem on her blackboard Tuesday was stabbed in the back by a student who apparently became frustrated with the exercise, authorities said.
The veteran instructor, who was teaching a GED class, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where she received stitches and was released, officials said.
The incident occurred around 11 a.m., when a 40-year-old female student in the class repeatedly asked the instructor to explain a math problem and apparently became upset when she couldn't grasp the material, Chicago Police said.
The student pulled a small steak knife and stabbed the teacher in the left shoulder area, said Monroe District Capt. John Kenny.
Kenny said that before the stabbing the student repeatedly said: "I don't understand. . . . Explain to me.''
At least one student intervened to help the instructor, and the suspect soon was caught by school security in a stairwell, said Zerrie Campbell, president of Malcolm X, which is at 1900 W. Van Buren.
Charges were pending against the suspect, who has an arrest record that includes 27 misdemeanors.
There are no metal detectors at Malcolm X -- "there is no need for it" because violence is almost unheard of at the school, Campbell said.
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