Schoolboy stabs violin teacher


ImageA 13-year-old schoolboy stabbed his music teacher with a kitchen knife, leaving the blade stuck in the teacher`s back as he made his escape. The pair had just finished a private violin lesson at a
middle school near Venice when the pupil allegedly turned on him, stabbing him once in the back. Teacher Fabio Paggioro, 36, had reportedly told the boy, 'See how you manage to do well when you put the effort in'.

Police said the stabbing was premeditated, as the boy had brought in a large kitchen knife from home. After the boy fled, Paggioro managed to alert a piano teacher in the next room who removed the knife from her colleague`s back and called an ambulance.

Paggioro is expected to make a full recovery and told hospital staff he did not want to speak to the media.

Regional schools director Carmela Palumbo said she had spoken with the boy`s headmaster and that there had been no previous problems with the boy. 'He`s a normal student with not particularly brilliant marks, but he`s always been respectful, to the extent that he received a nine (out of ten) for conduct,`` Palumbo said. 'Unfortunately the young people of today are often victims of violence and sometimes they become the protagonists,' she added.

Education Minister Mariastella Gelmini said she was 'dismayed' by the stabbing and expressed sympathy for the teacher


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