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7 Elementary School Students Use Pencil Sharpener Blades To Slit Their Wrists

April 17, 2018

Seven students at William Paca Elementary School in Hyattsville, Maryland, cut their wrists in late March. A concerned parent brought the information to the light on March 29, 2018, but details are scarce.

According to school officials, all seven children were seen by the school nurse and none had injuries that resulted in them being taken to a hospital. Counselors were brought in to speak with all of the children involved with the incident as well.


The students removed the razor blades from pencil sharpeners, and used them to cut themselves. Pencil sharpeners have now been banned at the school to help prevent repeat incidents.

Parents were informed of the pencil sharpener ban on March 29, via a message that was sent out. Parents were also contacted over spring break from April 2 to April 6.


Police are not revealing a motive behind the cut wrists, but there have been rumors spreading online that the children were all victims of bullying.

Please, pray for the children who were all involved in this incident and for their families as well. It will surely take a long time for all to heal from their wounds, and they will need all of the prayer and help they can get.

This is a horrible story, and we know that sometimes we need a reminder of the good in the world at a time like this, so be sure to check out the video below!