A student at the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29 school at Maple Avenue Campus in Norwegian Township, is facing assault charges following an incident at the school.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said a 15-year-old male student attempted to stab Sean R. Lyons, 41, of Pine Grove, a behavioral interventionist at the shcool, about 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24. Lyons was scraped/gouged in the right rib cage area, troopers said.

The teen then made statements that he was going to "shank" someone while holding a mechanical pencil initially used in his hand in the stabbing position. The pencil was removed from the suspect's hand by staff personnel.

The teen will be charged through the county juvenile probation office with aggravated and simple assault and terroristic threats, troopers said.