(Scroll down for video) A teacher who was leading students on a hiking trail, was stabbed in the back with a pencil after slipping and falling on a rock, police in California said.
Los Angeles police assisted the 35-year-old teacher, who was not identified, after the pencil embedded itself three inches into her back right next to her spine.
The incident unfolded on Monday, during a hike at the East Canyon waterfall.
Two teachers were accompanying children in the popular hiking trail above Altadena in the Angeles National Forest, when one of them slipped and fell.
The teacher had a pencil in her briefcase, and it stabbed her back just a half an inch away from her spine. A medical helicopter was called in around 12:30 p.m.
Paramedics took the teacher to the Huntington Memorial Hospital for treatment.