HOKE COUNTY, N.C. -- A man accused of assaulting a West Hoke Elementary School teacher is now in custody.

Michael Nivens is charged with attempted first degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

The sheriff's office says he was seen on surveillance video walking into the school in Raeford just before 6 p.m. Monday.

Detectives say Nivens then asked the teacher about a former employee before hitting her on the head and hands with an unknown object.

The victim is still recovering from her injuries.

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