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Tempe elementary school student poked two girls with syringe at school, police say

Posted at 8:09 AM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 20:59:57-05

TEMPE, AZ — Tempe police say two young girls were hurt last week after being poked by a syringe that a 6-year-old student found.

The incident occurred at Scales Elementary School early in the afternoon on February 14, police say.

A 6-year-old boy reportedly found a syringe and used it to poke and scratch two other kids.

One of the students received an abrasion to her face and the other student had what appeared to be a puncture mark on her arm.

The students were checked out by the school nurse and released to their parents.

Tempe police Sgt. Ron Elcock said it was reported that no needle was attached to the syringe.

There’s no word on where the syringe was found or how the student got it in the first place.