COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – A 25-year-old student angry that his technical school wasn't teaching about black history walked into his business class Friday and stabbed three school officials with a screwdriver, police said.
Kevin Mair of Plantation walked into his classroom at Atlantic Technical Center using a cane and sound-blocking headphones similar to those used in a gun range, said Officer Anthony Avello of the Coconut Creek Police Department.
Mair became agitated and "expressed his displeasure about the lack of black history being taught at the school," Avello said. February is Black History Month.
The teacher asked Mair to leave and called for staff assistance, he said.
Mair then attacked the three victims with a screwdriver he took to school, officials said. An assistant director of the school was stabbed in the back and two security specialists in the arms. The three were later released from the hospital.
Mair fled in his car, was involved in a car crash and tried to run from officers but was apprehended.
He will be charged with multiple counts of aggravated battery, authorities said.
Coconut Creek is a suburb of Fort Lauderdale.