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Fiji Police Investigating Case Of A Year 2 Student Stabbed With Pencil

The student was injured on the nose and one hand, treated at the MIOT Hospital
05 Jul 2019 11:21
Fiji Police Investigating Case Of A Year 2 Student Stabbed With Pencil

Fiji Police are investigating an incident at a primary school in Suva after a student was injured on Wednesday morning.

A Year Two student allegedly hurt another with a pencil and the matter was reported to Police.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said in a statement that a Year Two student was injured when a classmate allegedly stabbed him with a pencil and hit his neck with a bottle.

The student was injured on the nose and one hand, was treated at the MIOT Hospital and sent home.

Minister for Education Rosy Akbar said such issues needed to be resolved in schools.

“The Ministry of Education receives such reports from our schools. Though we regret any incident where our children get hurt, it is an issue that is resolved at school level where parental engagement is warranted,” Ms Akbar said.

“It is my plea to all our teachers to be more vigilant when dealing with students in schools.”

The statement from Police further said the incident occurred Wednesday morning and the matter was reported at the Totogo Police Station by the victim’s father.

The Fiji Sun has managed to get confirmation that the incident happened in class when the teacher was present.

The alleged assailant poked the student with a pencil, injuring his nose and hand, after the student told another not to give him a ruler.

It has also been confirmed by the school that no bottle was used in the incident.

The parent of the injured child, who did not want his son’s identity to be known, said he was angry because his son could have been seriously hurt had the pencil hit his child in the eyes.

He said he initially contemplated changing schools, but will now wait until next week and seek advice from Police after their investigation.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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