Student who assaulted campus staff had handgun

Published 9:06 pm Thursday, December 13, 2018

BLOOMINGTON — Bloomington police said a student at Normandale Community College who allegedly assaulted two faculty members during a classroom dispute had a gun in his backpack.

Authorities said the 21-year-old St. Paul man on Wednesday struck a 51-year-old female instructor several times and also assaulted a 47-year-old male faculty member who intervened.

The student fled but was apprehended in the college’s parking ramp. Police said they found a handgun in his backpack. He remained jailed Thursday pending charges.

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