Student Stabbed Repeatedly with Pencil in Colo. School

The attack occurred in a middle school hallway during classes.

A sixth-grade student was hospitalized in Colorado after a classmate stabbed him with a pencil multiple times Oct. 7.

The victim was transported to a hospital by his parents shortly after the incident and underwent trauma surgery, reports The Gazette.

The stabbing occurred during a confrontation between two students in the eighth-grade hallway of Carmel Middle School.

“The injured student received immediate support from administrators and the health tech in the building,” Harrison School District 2 officials said in a statement. “Shortly thereafter, parents arrived to the building and transported their student to a local hospital for evaluation of puncture wounds.”

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District officials also said school security was notified of the attack and the student responsible for the stabbing has been suspended.

The victim’s mother criticized school officials in a Facebook post for not immediately calling an ambulance or contacting police. The mother also faulted the school for not revealing more information about the stabbing.

The victim reportedly suffered a punctured lung and is being treated at Children’s Hospital of Colorado, although hospital officials have not confirmed that information.

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