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Former Connecticut Principal Shot, Stabbed in Israel: Report

The former principal of a Connecticut elementary school was critically injured when violence erupted in Jerusalem this week, according to reports.

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    Former Connecticut Principal Shot, Stabbed in Israel: Report
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    Family members said a former Glastonbury, Connecticut, school principal was critically injured when 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 said he was in critical condition at a hospital after he was shot and stabbed on Tuesday. Lankin's nephew said Wednesday Lankin remained in critical condition but that doctors had been able to stabilize him.

    Lankin had been stabbed in the neck and lower abdomen and shot in the hip. He was undergoing surgery to repair damage to his organs.

    Lankin was one of more than a dozen people hurt when violence erupted in Jerusalem on Tuesday. Three others were killed before police shot the attackers.