June 1, 2021
Police are investigating after a number of students at Murgon State High School suffered needlestick injuries on Monday.
A police spokesperson said preliminary information suggested the students, mostly aged 13, were pricked with a device used for finger blood tests by a 13-year-old boy.
The affected students received first aid and were advised to seek further medical testing.
Queensland Ambulance Service personnel also attended to provide assistance.
Detectives from Murgon CIB are investigating, with the assistance of Education Queensland.
An Education Queensland spokesperson confirmed the QAS and police were called to assist with the incident.
Affected students received first aid at the school and all parents were contacted.
“Like all Queensland State schools, Murgon State High School is committed to providing a safe, respectful and disciplined learning environment,” the spokesperson said.
“The school will continue to work closely with Queensland Health and follow their advice.
“The school is also assisting Queensland Police Service in their investigations.
“Parents have been encouraged to seek further medical testing of their children at their local GP or hospital as a precaution.
“The incident will be dealt with in line with the student Code of Conduct.
“Guidance and counselling is available for any student requiring support.
“No further details can be provided due to student privacy issues.”
A QAS spokesperson said no students required transport by ambulance to Murgon Hospital.