Eight Plumpton high school students treated after syringe jabbing in Sydney

Posted on: 2018-10-25 04:00:00

Police have been called to a Sydney school where a number of students were pricked with a syringe.

Emergency services were called to Plumpton high school, near Mount Druitt in Sydney’s west, at 11.50am.

In a statement police said they had been told a student “was doing what appears to be a prank which involved a needle”.

As a result, the statement said, eight teenagers received a minor needle prick. They will attend a medical centre for testing as a precaution.

A spokesman for NSW Ambulance described the injuries as “minor”.

“We assessed eight people on scene,” he told Guardian Australia. ‘“Six of those were taken by their guardian or parents to local GPs as a precautionary measure. Two will be transported by us, again as a precautionary measure.

“There was no serious injury to anyone.”

Ambulance crews were still on the scene about 1.15pm.

Police said early reports of a “brawl” were not accurate.

The NSW department of education said the Plumpton high student had attended school with “an implement that was used to prick other students”.

The school would be taking “strong disciplinary action against this student”, a spokesman said.

“The emergency services were called and attended the school. Parents were immediately notified,” the spokesman said.

“Staff and students are being supported and additional resources have been deployed to the school assist, including counselling support.”

Christopher Knaus 

Source: The Guardian

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