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Xavier Nunez, College Student, Arrested For Stabbing Classmate With Screwdriver

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WINTER PARK, Fla. -- Authorities say a university student in Florida stabbed a classmate with a screwdriver while uttering racial slurs during a statistics class.

Orange County Sheriff's spokesman Jeff Williamson says 29-year-old Xavier Nunez uttered slurs and stabbed a black classmate several times in the neck and shoulder during class Thursday at Full Sail University.

The victim was treated at the scene and released. His name has not been released.

Williamson says the stabbing is being classified as a hate crime. Nunez has been charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Court records do not list an attorney for him.

Full Sail University is a for-profit arts school located in Winter Park, about 10 miles northeast of Orlando.

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