May 20, 2016 4:58 PM EDT

A Washington state high school teacher was found assaulted after school Thursday, authorities said, having been hit on the head and with a zip tie around his neck.

Local police said that they are still searching for answers in the case at Bothell High School, about 12 miles northeast of Seattle, the Associated Press reports.

The 63-year-old wood shop teacher was found by another teacher and was later treated and released from a Seattle hospital the same evening. Police would no speculate if the attack was carried out by a student, schools staff member or a stranger—but had not heard any other threats against the teacher.


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