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Moseley Park schoolboy quizzed over pencil sharpener injury

Moseley Park School, Bilston Image copyright Google Street View
Image caption Police have confirmed a boy of 11 was interviewed after a child was cut with a pencil sharpener blade at Moseley Park School

A boy of 11 has been interviewed by police and suspended after a fellow pupil was injured with a pencil sharpener blade at school.

The incident at Moseley Park School in Bilston, Wolverhampton, left the other boy, also 11, with a minor leg injury.

Officers were called and quizzed a year seven boy who has been suspended while investigations are carried out.

Police described the incident as an attack but the head teacher said it was "horseplay that went terribly wrong".

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Executive head teacher Georgette Holloway said: "This happened in a lesson and was just boys being silly.

"The pencil sharpener was broken. It had not been turned into a weapon.

"A boy has been suspended and the governors will be meeting to discuss whether he should be permanently excluded."

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "An 11-year-old boy was interviewed over an attack on a pupil in Moseley Park School on 2 March that left another 11-year-old boy with a leg injury.

"It's understood the injury was inflicted with the blade from a pencil sharpener.

"The suspect, who is not know to police, has been referred to the Youth Offenders Team at Wolverhampton Police for a decision on how best to deal with him."

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