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11-year-old boy arrested after stabbing 20 students with a diabetes pen

By Mason White 11:48 AM June 5, 2014
Scene of the incident 

By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) A young boy was arrested on charges of assault after stabbing about 20 students with a diabetes pen, police in the United Kingdom said.

Wolverhampton Police said that the 11-year-old boy has been arrested after 20 schoolchildren were stabbed with the needle forcing them to receive injections against hepatitis.

The incident unfolded in the Moreton Community School, after reports that the young man had attacked classmates on Monday afternoon. The injured children were taken to a hospital for hepatitis vaccines and blood tests after being pricked.

Police said that none of the students had been seriously injured. Police were alerted to the incident after receiving a number of calls from concerned parents.

One mother, whose 12-year-old son was struck with diabetes pen, which acts as a device to test blood sugar, said: “It is worrying and surprising to be told what happened. I had to sit in the hospital for four hours while my son had a blood test and an injection against hepatitis B. When we left the waiting room was full of other students.”

The boy was arrested and later released to the custody of his parents. The Moreton Community School serves more than 700 children aged between 11 and 18.