Teen Charged With Kidnapping Teacher

Victim carjacked, forced to withdraw money from ATM
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 20, 2010 8:15 AM CDT
School administrators say they're surprised and bewildered by the incident.   (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – A 15-year-old has been charged in Washington, DC, with kidnapping one of his teachers and forcing her to withdraw money from an ATM. Police say the teen and an adult accomplice ambushed her as she left her part-time job on Saturday morning, forced her into her vehicle, and drove her to a bank, the Washington Post reports.

The suspects then drove the teacher around in circles. She fought back when one of them attempted to sexually assault her and managed to escape, suffering two non-life-threatening stab wounds in the process. Investigators believe the teacher wasn't specifically targeted by the student from Woodrow Wilson High School, one of the capital's premier public schools.

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