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BARNUM, Minn. (WCCO) — A 17-year-old student attacked and injured a Barnum High School teacher for asking him to remove his headphones from his ears, according to the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office.

On Friday at 8:45 a.m., authorities received a 911 call from Barnum High School reporting a student fight, which resulted in a man injured and a request for ambulance.

When they arrived, Sheriff’s deputies learned that a male student assaulted a teacher over headphones. The 17-year-old was arrested for assault and taken to the Arrowhead Juvenile Center in Duluth.

The teacher, identified as Richard Bird, was taken in an ambulance to Mercy Hospital where he was treated and released for injuries suffered in the assault.

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