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Boy lives with pencil in head for 2 months after being stabbed by teacher

By Mason White 10:13 AM July 27, 2015
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By: Tanya Malhotra
A teacher was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly stabbing a student in the head with a pencil, police in Zimbabwe said.

Bulawayo police said that the 5-year-old boy is lucky to be alive after the pencil was stuck in his head for two months.

The incident took place during class in front of the boy’s classmates. Sibongile Nyathi stabbed the boy because he failed to follow her instructions.

After being stabbed, the boy was taken to the United Bulawayo Hospitals and Mpilo Central Hospital, but doctors failed to detect the broken pencil in the boy’s head.

Two months after the attack, the pencil fell out of the wound.

Nyathi was arrested and charged with abuse, neglect and violence against children. During questioning, the teacher told police that she became frustrated because the boy refused to follow her instructions.