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Elementary students cut, stabbed; 2 classmates charged

Posted June 3, 2008 3:25 p.m. EDT

— Cumberland County deputies on Wednesday charged two students at Cliffdale Elementary School with injuring fellow students.

An 9-year-old boy stabbed an 8-year-old classmate with a pair of scissors after the younger boy bumped into him, authorities said. The older boy has been suspended from school, officials said.

Paramedics determined the 8-year-old suffered only a red mark on his side during the incident, authorities said.

In a separate incident, a 10-year old boy said he accidentally cut a 10-year old girl with the blade of a pencil sharpener. The girl suffered a 2-inch laceration on her arm.

School officials were handling disciplinary action in the second case.