Multiple People Stabbed With Syringe In High School 'Prank'
Eight people have been injured in a syringe stabbing at a Sydney high school.
A NSW Ambulance spokesman told ten daily they were called to the address at the corner of Hyatts Road and Bottles Road, Plumpton, just before 12pm on Thursday in relation to a stabbing.
Four units responded to the scene, Plumpton High School. The spokesperson said crews found seven people injured, and said it appeared a syringe had been used in the incident.
The people are believed to have sustained injuries to arms and legs. The ambulance spokesperson could not confirm age or gender of any victims.
NSW Police said eight teenagers had been injured in the incident, sustaining "a minor needle prick".
"Police have been told a student was doing what appears to be a prank which involved a needle," police said in a statement.
"[The injured] will attend a medical centre for testing as a pre-caution."
No people have been yet transported to hospital, but the ambulance spokesperson said all patients had minor injuries.
A state Department of Education spokesperson said a student had brought the needle to school, and it "was used to prick other students."
"The emergency services were called and attended the school. Parents were immediately notified," the spokesperson said in a statement.
"The Police are investigating this incident. The school will be taking strong disciplinary action against this student."
"Staff and students are being supported and additional resources have been deployed to the school assist, including counselling support."
ten daily has contacted the school, but a representative said they could make no comment.
More to come.