Man with machete goes after middle school student

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis man is accused of attacking a student with a machete after a middle school graduation ceremony.

Police say 69-year-old John Bush got into an altercation with a male student at Craigmont Middle School Tuesday afternoon.

They say Bush punched the student, who punched him back.

Witnesses say Bush went to his car and came back with a machete, swinging it at the boy.

An assistant principal was able to stop the attack until police arrived.

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