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Bernalillo, N.M. — A middle school math teacher is in jail after he allegedly threatened a student with a knife for speaking during a test.

KRQE-TV reports that Bernalillo police plan to share more details Monday about the arrest of Benjamin Nagurski.

According to a family member of a 12-year-old Bernalillo Middle School student, Nagurski pointed a steak knife at the student Friday.

Family members say Nagurski told the class they could discuss the test problems with the person sitting next to them. But when the victim spoke, Nagurksi allegedly pulled out the knife.

Nagurksi faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and carrying a weapon on school grounds.

School district officials say Nagurski is on paid administrative leave.

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