Student stabbed at Tokaikolo’s school fights for his life

A 10-year-old male student is fighting for his life at Middlemore Hospital following a stabbing at a Tokaikolo Church's co-educational school in Mangere this morning.

Police officer Shawn Rutene said he could not elaborate where the injuries were sustained but confirmed the boy was fighting for his life.

The boy has been stabbed in the head according to 3News.

The prinicipal of the school, Lisita Paongo said she could not ne able to talk to Kaniva News according to a woman who answered the phone. The woman said there was a fight at the school and a student was injured.

“Yes I can confirmed to you there was stabbing here but we cannot be able to comment further. We are working together with police and we will put out a press statement shortly,” the lady said

A source said there was a fight between two male students and a pair of "scissors" was involved.

Briefing the media at the school, Inspector Shawn Rutene said: "We were advised of a fight between students here where one student had received critical injuries."

He said the boys involved were from the intermediate school and there families were receiving support from victim support.

An ambulance staffer said a male patient has been taken to Middlemore Hospital.

The primary and intermediate school is located at the Tokaikolo's Nasaleti church on the coronation road.


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