Sixth grader facing assault with deadly weapon charges in Ayden diabetes lancet attack

AYDEN, NC (WITN) - A sixth grader is facing assault charges after police say he attacked five students with a diabetes lancet.

Ayden Police Chief Barry Stanley says the boy is facing five counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

Stanley now says that four kids were poked by the lancet and fifth was cut.

It happened Thursday at Ayden Middle School.

The chief believes the lancet was found somewhere in the gymnasium.

All five children were taken to their respective doctors to be checked out.


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Charges are expected against a 6th grader after police say he stuck three classmates with a lancet.

Ayden Police Chief Barry Stanley said the three students were taken to the hospital today by their parents.

It happened at Ayden Middle School.

The chief says the 6th grader found a diabetes lancet, a small needle that patients use to prick their finger with, and poked the three classmates.

One of the students drew blood from the injury, according to the chief.

Because of the age of the 6th grader, police will be filing a juvenile petition for the assault.