Eight students stabbed with syringe in school ‘prank’

EIGHT teenagers will be required to undergo immediate blood tests after reportedly being stabbed with a syringe during a ‘prank’ at a high school in Sydney’s west.

Multiple ambulances were dispatched to Plumpton High School, on the corner of Hyatts and Bottles roads at Plumpton, just before midday on Thursday following reports of an assault.

It’s understood paramedics arrived to find more than half a dozen students with minor injuries to their hands and legs, believed to have been inflicted by a syringe or a needle.


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NSW Police confirmed officers from the Mt Druitt Police Area Command are investigating the incident.

“Police have been told a student was doing what appears to be a prank which involved a needle [and] as a result, eight teenagers received a minor needle prick,” NSW Police said.

All eight students will be required to attend a medical centre for testing as a precaution, police said.

Investigators are yet to speak with the student believed to be behind the ‘prank’.

No further information was available at the time of writing.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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