Student kills teacher in Prague machete attack

 (Photo by Lukas Kabon/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

(Photo by Lukas Kabon/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

A student on Thursday killed a secondary school teacher with a machete in Prague and was caught on the run, police and officials said.

“The culprit attacked a teacher with a machete before noon. Unfortunately the teacher died in the attack,” police said in a tweet.

The attacker, who left the machete at the crime scene, ran away and police deployed hundreds of officers and a helicopter to find him.

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Education Minister Petr Gazdik said the “teacher was attacked by his student,” adding that he probably had a spat with the teacher after “failing” in school on Wednesday.

Police said they that “found and detained” the suspect.

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