Parent facing charges after pulling knife at elementary school

Victor Castillo
Victor Castillo


ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – It was a scary second to last day at an Albuquerque elementary school. A parent is accused of pulling a knife on a custodian while kids were at school.

Protecting your kids is one thing but what the custodian says set this father off is something most of us would just shrug off.

It happened after school Thursday at Hawthorn Elementary which is near Central and Eubank. The custodian says he was in the cafeteria for end of school activities trying to make some room when Victor Castillo yelled at him to watch out for his kids, then pulled a knife and held it to the custodian’s side.

The custodian then asked if he really was going to stab him in front of all these people and then ran and called police. Officers say they found the knife in Castillo’s pocket when they got there. He’s charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon on school grounds.

Albuquerque Public Schools says Castillo could be banned from campus for up to a year.

Friday is the last day at school for Hawthorne Elementary. As for Castillo he does have a record for drugs, theft, battery and damaging property.

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