Police: Ark. man attacked 3 boys in classroom

CARAWAY, Ark. (AP) - Authorities in northeast Arkansas say a man attacked three boys in a classroom this week.

Caraway Police Officer Kevin Tucker says there wasn't a teacher in the classroom when 47-year-old Michael Stayton attacked the 8-, 9- and 10-year-old boys on Tuesday.

Tucker says authorities suspect Stayton was under the influence of methamphetamine when he grabbed 1 of the boys at Riverside East Elementary School. Authorities say Stayton also threatened to stab a boy.

Tucker says one boy's parents say he has a broken bone.

Court documents show Stayton of Caraway was arrested on charges of terroristic threatening, battery and false imprisonment. He was ordered to be held on $100,000 bond.

He was appointed a public defender, but the office said Friday an attorney hadn't been assigned to his case.

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