Man pleads guilty to attack on teachers on Minnesota college campus

Published 7:08 pm Wednesday, April 17, 2019

ST. PAUL — A student accused of beating two teachers at Normandale Community College in Bloomington has pleaded guilty.

Twenty-one-year-old Gavin Hutson of St. Paul pleaded guilty to felony assault, two counts of misdemeanor assault and carrying a gun without a permit. Sentencing is scheduled for June 17.

Authorities said Hutson struck a 51-year-old female instructor several times and also assaulted a 47-year-old male faculty member who intervened in the Dec. 12 attack in a classroom.

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The complaint said Hutson’s teacher asked him to stay after class to discuss a remark he made to another student. Hutson allegedly knocked her to the floor, where she lost consciousness.

Hutson was apprehended in the college’s parking ramp. Police said they found a handgun in his backpack.