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Largo student charged in bat attack on teacher, student

LARGO – An adult student at Pinellas Technical Education Center reportedly attacked a teacher and another student with a wooden bat.

Police say 32-year-old Wesley Lee Cox had the bat with him when he arrived at school Monday morning. County school officials say Cox went to his class and attacked his teacher with the bat. Another student tried to help the teacher and was also struck.

Officials say the two victims were hospitalized as a precaution, but their injuries weren’t considered life-threatening.

In a published report, Pinellas County Schools spokeswoman Lisa Wolf said officials were still trying to determine a motive for the attack.

Cox was charged with two counts of aggravated battery. He was being held on $20,000 bail.

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