RAEFORD, N.C. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies in North Carolina have obtained warrants for the arrest of a man charged with attacking a teacher at an elementary school in what authorities said was a random act of violence.
Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin said in a news release that the warrants charge 34-year-old Michael Lee Nivens with attempted first-degree murder and armed robbery.
Peterkin said the man entered West Hoke Elementary School near Raeford about 5:45 p.m. Monday.
The man entered through a door left unlocked for parents who pick up children from an after-school care program. The sheriff said the man asked about a former school employee and then hit the teacher in the head, face and hands with a metal object.
Capt. John Kivett said Thursday that the man and the teacher did not know each other.