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South Island student stabbed in neck with scissors at school

Author
Otago Daily Times,
Section
Crime,
Publish Date
Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 5:21p.m.
A police spokesperson said the person was stabbed with a pair of scissors shortly before 2pm yesterday. (Photo / File)
A police spokesperson said the person was stabbed with a pair of scissors shortly before 2pm yesterday. (Photo / File)

A 14-year-old boy has been remanded in custody after allegedly stabbing another pupil in the neck at a South Island high school yesterday.

A police spokesperson said the person was stabbed with a pair of scissors shortly before 2pm yesterday.

A 14-year-old appeared in Invercargill Youth Court this morning charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The injuries were not life-threatening

The Otago Daily Times was earlier told the victim had been discharged, but police said they were still recovering in Southland Hospital.

Enquiries were ongoing and no further information is available at this time.

School rector Simon Coe yesterday confirmed the school was launching an internal inquiry and were co-operating with police, however, would not comment further today.

Police would not provide further details about the nature of the assault.

 

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