Police Use Stun Gun on Cafeteria Worker After Gun Threat

By Alana Wise
|  Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014  |  Updated 6:04 PM EDT
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A Virginia cafeteria worker is in police custody after allegedly pulling a knife on a school administrator Wednesday morning.

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A Virginia cafeteria worker is in police custody after allegedly pulling a knife on a school administrator Wednesday morning.

A Virginia cafeteria worker is in police custody after allegedly pulling a knife on a school administrator Wednesday morning.

The fight began just after 11 a.m. at Barcroft Elementary School in Arlington. Police say the woman, the school's cafeteria manager, assaulted a school administrator before reaching in a drawer, pulling out a knife and making threats.

"He was physically assaulted during the process including being punched and had water thrown at him," Dustin Sternbeck with Arlington County Police said. 

Police were called to the school while the woman continued to make threats. When they arrived, police subdued her with a stun gun after she threatened she had a gun. Police say the fight occured in a back office, away from students. The school was locked down during the incident.

"When you hear something like this, it's very terrible. We can't stand for this anymore," parent Dawit Teklu said.

The woman is currently in police custody awaiting psychiatric evaluation.  School officials told News4 they will not press charges. 

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