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Henrico second graders claim classmate stuck them with needle at school

Posted at 8:23 AM, May 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-21 08:23:48-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Henrico Schools are investigating after six second grade students at Laburnum Elementary School reported they were stuck with a needle by a classmate. Henrico Schools spokesman Andy Jenks said no adult witnessed the incident. He added it was unclear whether the needle broke the students' skin and whether the Tuberculin syringe the student possessed was capped or not.

Still, school leaders urged parents to have their children checked out by a doctor to be safe.

Laburnum Elementary School

"The scary thing about needles are the precautions that need to be taken around that type of  instrument," the aunt of a stuck student said. "The fact diseases and stuff could be spread from that one needle."

Other parents questioned from where the child got the needle and how the student was able to bring it to school.

Henrico Police said officers investigated one report from a Laburnum Elementary parent before turning the investigation over to school leaders.