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December 09, 2015

Police: Boy stuck classmates with hypodermic needle at Philadelphia school

Investigators say at least four other students were poked with the needle

Philadelphia police are investigating after a 7-year-old boy allegedly poked a female student and several other classmates with a hypodermic needle Wednesday morning at General George G. Mead Elementary School.

Authorities say the incident occurred at the K-2 school located on the 1600 block of North 18th Street. Investigators did not go into further detail about when and where exactly the student attacked the victims, NBC 10 reports.

After the girl was stuck in the back, officials say the boy went on to poke at least four other students with the needle.

The student surrendered the needle to a staff member at the school at around 11:15 a.m. and a school nurse examined each of the victims before notifying their parents and the Philadelphia Police.

According to officials, the victims were all referred to medical professionals for immediate evaluations. The students did not appear to have visible wounds, police said.

Parents of all students at the school have been notified of the incident and an investigation is ongoing.