Father: Son Calm, Composed After CU Knife Attack

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The father of a University of Colorado student whose throat was slashed on the first day of school says his son was remarkably composed while emergency crews treated him.

George Knorps of Winnetka, Illinois told the Camera newspaper for today's editions that his son's composure was well beyond what the emergency workers had experienced.

Seventeen-year-old Michael Knorps was attacked outside the University Memorial Center on Monday, the first day of the fall semester. He's now recovering at his sister's home in Boulder after surgery for damaged tissue.

George Knorps says Michael would've faced very serious complications -- if not death -- if the cut would've been slightly deeper.

He also says he's not sure how Michael feels about attending CU now, because he hasn't been to any classes yet -- and has NOT discussed the attack with his family.

The elder Knorps says Michael chose CU in part because two of his six siblings attended the school and had good experiences.

George Knorps says CU has handled the situation well.

CU-Boulder Chancellor Bud Peterson met the parents at Denver International Airport on Monday night.

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