Eight teenagers are being treated by paramedics after reportedly being stabbed with a syringe during an incident at a high school in Sydney’s outer north-west.
Police and ambulance officials were called to Plumpton High School just before midday today amid reports of a fracas involving several students.
Paramedics at the scene discovered eight students with injuries to their hands and legs that were consistent with being pricked with a syringe.
Four ambulances were deployed to the scene at Plumpton, and it’s expected that all who suffered injuries will have to undergo immediate bloodtesting and screening for communicable diseases.
Police have reportedly been told that one student appeared to be doing “a prank which involved a needle,” which resulted in the other students being pricked. It has not yet been confirmed if the students are from Plumpton High.
An official statement issued by NSW Police a short time ago reads thusly:
Police are conducting inquiries following an incident involving teenagers at Plumpton this morning. About 11.50am (Thursday 25 October 2018), emergency services were called to Hyatts Road, Plumpton.
Police have been told a student was doing what appears to be a prank which involved a needle. As a result, eight teenagers received a minor needle prick. They will attend a medical centre for testing as a pre-caution.
Officers from Mt Druitt Police Area Command are yet to speak to the teenager involved.
Investigations into the incident remain on-going. Police have requested that anyone with information about the incident contact Crime Stoppers immediately.