Sydney high school students hurt in syringe 'prank'

Sydney high school students hurt in syringe 'prank'

Sydney high school students hurt in syringe 'prank'

Ambulance officials told the national broadcaster, ABC, that the alleged offender had picked up the syringe from a bus stop in Plumpton, about 45 kilometres west of Sydney.

Eight teenagers are undergoing tests after being pricked with a needle at their Western Sydney high school.

"They will attend a medical centre for testing as a precaution", a police representative said in a statement.

NSW Police confirmed on Thursday they were investigating, describing it as a "prank which involved a needle".

The victims are all about 14-years-old.

Police have not yet spoken with the alleged perpetrator.

"The first test is a baseline blood and you do worry about that for up to three months - it's quite concerning - then you get your second blood test", Act Insp Ibrahim said.

A state Department of Education spokesperson said a student had brought the needle to school, and it "was used to prick other students".

Another told the Daily Telegraph it was "an attack".

The school would be taking "strong disciplinary action against this student", a spokesman said.

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