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School bus aide stabs nurse, holds student at knifepoint

A Pennsylvania faculty bus aide is charged with stabbing a nurse at the college and holding a 14-year-old student hostage at knifepoint in a weird burst of violence.

Police stated the incident unfolded shortly after 9 a.m. Wednesday throughout morning drop-off at the Watson Institute, a college for special-needs college students in Allegheny County.

Rochelle Pinkle, an aide at the Sewickley faculty, allegedly stabbed the college nurse twice within the again, then grabbed the student and led him at knifepoint again inside her bus, WTAE-TV said.

She launched the teenager after police arrived however struggled with the cops and needed to be zapped with a stun gun earlier than she was taken into custody, in line with the outlet.

Pinkle was hit with 13 expenses, together with aggravated assault and endangerment.

Police haven’t revealed what fueled the assault or stated if Pinkle and the sufferer knew one another, however stated the nurse’s accidents weren’t life-threatening and the student was not injured within the incident.

“I do understand they will make a safe recovery and a full recovery,” Leet Township Police Chief Michael Molinaro informed the outlet.

Rochelle Pinkle
Police used a stun gun on Pinkle after she refused to give up.
KDKA
Watson institute bus aide stabbing
The incident occurred at the Watson Institute, a college for special-needs college students in Allegheny County, Pa.
KDKA

“There was no danger to the community,” the chief stated. “Police response time was within minutes, and within at least 25 minutes, I’d say, we had her in custody.”

But the assault shocked locals, who stated the college has by no means posed an issue.

“I’m floored that anything like this would happen up there,” neighbor Susann Hyjeck informed WTAE. “But Watson’s a good place for your children and everything, and we’ve been happy to have them as neighbors.”

Watson Institute was locked down throughout the Wednesday morning incident.

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