Ex-Connecticut principal shot, stabbed in Jerusalem attacks

GLASTONBURY, Conn. (AP) — Family members say a former Connecticut school principal was critically injured after a pair of Palestinian men boarded a bus in Jerusalem and began shooting and stabbing passengers.

The Hartford Courant reports that Richard Lakin was the principal at Hopewell Elementary School in Glastonbury from 1969 until 1984. Family members say he was in critical condition at a hospital after he was shot and stabbed Tuesday. The attackers were shot by police.

Lakin’s nephew said Wednesday that Lakin was listed in critical condition but that doctors had been able to stabilize him. He had been stabbed in the neck and lower abdomen and shot in the hip. He was undergoing surgery to repair damage to his organs.

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