Lufkin ISD Police arrested a Tevin Dewayne Sander, 17, for allegedly attempting to strangle a teacher.
According to reports, Sanders had been wandering by a classroom at Lufkin High School at around 4:45 p.m. Thursday and again on Friday.
He eventually gained access to a neighboring lab. An instructor in the connecting room heard a noise and went to close the door.
After the instructor closed the lab door she heard someone knock on her classroom door. The instructor left the classroom to use the external door to turn on the light.
Sanders then entered the room behind the instructor. He talked to the instructor about fluorescent paint and turned off the lights explaining he wanted to take a picture of the paint.
The instructor was at her desk and was afraid because Sanders had “secreted himself in a dark room and watched her through a partially cracked door.”
A short while later Sanders came up behind the instructor and “put a white cord in front of her face and was heading down to her neck.”
The instructor pushed the cord away and ordered Sanders to leave.
Sanders then slid a note under the door apologizing for what he had done stating it was a sort of “flight or fight” experiment.
Sanders was arrested on Monday.