Leesburg middle school student faces battery charge after needle poking incident, deputies say

Students accused of poking other students with lancets, school official says

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LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – Deputies are investigating an incident at Carver Middle School in which students allegedly poked other students with needles on Tuesday, according to Lake County school and law enforcement officials.

The sheriff’s office said a child faces misdemeanor battery charges, but was not physically arrested, on Wednesday.

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The student, who had permission to bring lancets to the Leesburg school for health reasons, passed out a few to his friends on the bus, deputies said.

A Lake County charging affidavit shows those students then proceeded to poke other students with the needles.

There is an ongoing investigation to determine if more children were involved in the incident.

No other information is available at this time. Check back here for updates.

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