Charges: Normandale student knocked teacher unconscious, assaulted 2 others while fleeing

Gavin Mitchell Hutson Photo: Bloomington Police Department
Gavin Mitchell Hutson

December 13, 2018 05:08 PM

A St. Paul man has been charged with assault after authorities say he attacked his teacher at Normandale Community College Wednesday.

Twenty-one-year-old Gavin Hutson faces one count of third-degree assault, two counts of misdemeanor fifth-degree assault and a gross misdemeanor charge of carrying a pistol without a permit, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.


The attorney's office said Hutson was in a class at Normandale when his teacher, previously identified as a 51-year-old woman, asked him to stay after class to talk about an "inappropriate remark" he made to another student.

RELATED: Student could face charges Thursday following alleged assault of 2 Normandale faculty members

After class, Hutson allegedly hit her, knocking her unconscious. According to the attorney's office, a witness said Hutson continued punching the instructor after she fell to the ground.

That witness yelled for help, drawing another teacher into the classroom. The attorney's office said Hutson punched the second teacher, cutting his forehead.

Hutson allegedly pushed another student as he ran out of the school. Police found Hutson in a nearby parking ramp with blood on his hands and sleeves and arrested him.

RELATED: Man in custody after police say he assaulted 2 Normandale Community College faculty members

The 51-year-old instructor suffered two broken bones in her face, the attorney's office said.

Hutson left his backpack in the classroom when he ran, and police found a loaded semi-automatic pistol with additional ammunition inside of it.

He is scheduled to appear in court Friday.

Connect with KSTP

Join the conversation on our social media platforms. Share your comments on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.


Anthony Brousseau

Copyright 2018 - KSTP-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company


4 injured in Brooklyn Park shooting Saturday night

'We're the free people of America': 4th of July weekend becomes weekend of protest

Former Minneapolis police officer Tou Thao released from custody

Lawsuit claims officers' use of deadly force against Somali American man was unjustified

Another hot day as warm stretch continues

4th of July comes with concerns, authorities urge personal responsibility