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Friday, September 16, 2011

Schoolgirl, 14, goes on rampage with needle... leaving 37 students facing anxious wait for HIV tests - 16th Sept 2011

A schoolgirl stabbed 37 classmates with a hypodermic needle after going on a playground rampage.

Health officials in Puerto Rico say the attack by the 14-year-old happened at lunchtime in a middle school on the south of the island.

The victims, aged 12 to 14, are being tested for HIV and hepatitis C. They have also been given preventive medicine for other diseases.

Health department officials revealed it is not known if the syringe was contaminated.

The school is the Jose de Choudens middle school in the coastal town of Arroyo.

Speaking of the attack, Education Secretary Jesus Rivera Sanchez said: 'She would stab one, run, stab another, run, like it was some sort of joke.' Read More