15-Year-Old Sticks 12 Mansfield Classmates with "Homemade Shank"

MANSFIELD, AR - Police say a Mansfield High School student stuck 12 students with a homemade knife fashioned from a pen and a sewing needle.

Police say the 15-year-old sophomore pricked fellow students near him in a classroom and a school hallway yesterday.  Officers say the student was not sick or trying to spread any blood-borne illnesses, but those stuck will be screened by doctors.

Mansfield Police Chief Dale Johnson described the incident as "potentially very dangerous."  School officials say the teenager has been suspended from school as prosecutors review the incident.

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