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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Local police are investigating a student at Indian Springs Middle School, after 40-60 students were reportedly stabbed with a sewing needle.
According to the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department, four reports came in Thursday evening about the crime.
â€śThe school sent out a letter that said 40-60 students got poked by the needle,â€ť WCSD Det. Chuck Vogley said.
Kim Porter, the aunt of a 7th-grade student at ISMS, said her 13-year-old niece was afraid to report the student.
â€śThe school knew about it and didnâ€™t (immediately) tell the parents,â€ť Porter said. â€śThere were about 40 kids hurt and a lot of them didnâ€™t say anything because they were afraid of this kid. The incidents allegedly had been occurring since the beginning of the week.
â€śShe (niece) got taken to the hospital Thursday to get a tetanus shot,â€ť said Porter.
Vogley said the incident remains under investigation.
â€śIâ€™m sure that if there are charges to be filed, there will be,â€ť Vogley said.
Calls to Indian Springs Middle School Principal Jan Boylan and Whitley County Consolidated Schools Superintendent Dr. Pat Oâ€™Conner were not returned.