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Job counselor stabbed to death, student arrested in Hollywood

job corps counselor stabbed by student

Photo via NBC LA

A group holds hands in a circle on the grounds of a Hollywood school where a counselor was fatally stabbed.

A job counselor at a vocational school in Hollywood was attacked in his office on Wednesday in a scene that witnesses described as "gruesome."

The suspect, a 22-year-old student, was stopped and held by nearby students and faculty until the police arrived on the third floor scene at the Job Corps facility, NBC LA reports

Dwayne Alexander, known commonly as "Mr. A," was taken to a hospital in critical condition for multiple stab wounds to his head and body. He later died.

Alexander reportedly had words with the suspect one day earlier, though the nature of the conversation was not known. 

Former students called the suspect quiet and disturbed, and and remarked that he was having diffiuculty adjusting to the school, which offers technical job training and education, and has dormitory facilities.