In a bizarre stabbing involving two school boys, the police were called and two boys, both 14 and one reportedly the son of a Premier League footballer, were expelled from the school following the shocking incident
After being stabbed with a needle by two fellow students, fifteen pupils at one of the UK’s top schools had to be tested for HIV and hepatitis.
The police were called and two boys, both 14 and one reportedly the son of a Premier League footballer, were expelled from the school following the shocking incident.
The incident took place last month when two teenage pupils found a diabetes pen – normally used for testing glucose levels – on a classroom desk.They then jabbed several fellow pupils with the pointed needle at the end of the pen in what is believed to be a prank gone wrong.
Teaching staff called public health officials and the police as soon as they found out what had happened. The boys’ classmates are believed to have undergone emergency tests for a number of blood viruses.
Police decided to take no further action but both pupils were expelled.
“It is dreadful,” a school source told The Sun.
“The whole school is very upset about the whole thing. I should imagine the boys are absolutely distraught and everyone else concerned is distraught about the situation.”
A school spokesman told the paper: “We can confirm that an incident took place at the school last month involving a diabetic testing pen. The incident was extremely concerning and as soon as we became aware of it all parents of pupils involved were contacted immediately and given the advice received from public health experts. We also spoke to the local police who, we understand, have now closed this incident. While the risk of infection was low or negligible, children affected were advised to have blood tests all of which proved negative.”
A police spokesman said they had been notified about the incident but had taken no further action.