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California school student pricks classmates with needle

Posted June 8

— A San Francisco Bay Area school district has advised more than a dozen elementary school students to see their doctors after another student pricked them with a needle used by diabetics to test their blood.

The Fremont Unified School District says the student at Cabrillo Elementary School discovered the needle on May 26 in front of the school. The student initially denied poking students, but later acknowledged he had.

District spokesman Brian Killgore said the student created a potential health risk for his classmates. Killgore said the student has been disciplined.

One family member, Bud Lofton, told KGO-TV (http://abc7ne.ws/2r5DImZ ) he took his grandson, Bryan Bullock, for a blood test to check for HIV and Hepatitis. They were still awaiting results on Wednesday.

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Information from: KGO-TV.

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