VERMILLION COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - A South Vermillion High School student who appeared to haveeverything going for her, attacked out against her teacher.
However, it's the details of how she snapped that are sendingshock waves.
"The teachers and the school staff and the student body, I thinkis really kind of in awe that a student of this nature did thesetypes of actions," Vermillion County Sheriff Robert Spencesaid.
The South Vermillion junior had been a model student. That allquickly changed.
Police said it started when she went into the bathroom. There,she put on white make up, red lipstick, and took out a razor.
She then cut her face, some say to resemble the Joker fromthe movie "The Dark Knight."
After that she knocked on the classroom door. No one in theclass will forget what happened next.
"She pulls the knife and begins to make actions toward theteacher, like she was going to cut her, slice her, or stab her,"Spence said.
That's when the teacher had to act fast. She was able to keepthe girl at bay by blocking her with a desk. She even used a chairto hold her back until more help arrived.
Her efforts allowed most of the students to escape withinminutes. No one was hurt, but parents were on edge when they foundout.
"Your hearts up in your throat, and then it's down and then yourblood pressure gets back to normal and everything's fine, you know,once you hear your own child's voice," Mary Rowe, who has a son atSouth Vermillion High School said.
The names of the girl and the teacher haven't been releaed, butNews 10 did find out the girl was taken taken to a mental healthfacility in Bloomington for further evaluation and treatment.
Police are still investigating why the girl lashed out.
The teacher is said to be doing well, and is considered ahero by many for her actions.
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