An elderly man was arrested Tuesday morning after he allegedly entered an elementary school in the northern village of Tamra and sprayed two students and a teacher with a substance believed to be acid.

The victims, including two children aged 11 and 12, suffered from burns to their skin and were evacuated for medical treatment.

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Police said they believe the background of the incident was a family dispute. Officers were searching for other members of his family who were with him during the incident. Police were holding the main suspect, a man in his eighties, for questioning.