22 Aug 2011

10-year-old stabbed at school

11:57 am on 22 August 2011

Police are investigating the stabbing of a 10-year-old boy at a South Auckland school.

A Counties Manukau police spokesperson says the stabbing happened at Jean Batten Primary School in Mangere on Wednesday.

They say a 10-year-old boy needed three stiches in his shoulder after another boy stabbed him with a small kitchen knife.

Police say they are still investigating what motivated the attack.

The school principal was on Monday unavailable for comment.