Probation in needle attack at Puerto Rico school

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Posted: Dec 02, 2011 2:23 PM
Probation in needle attack at Puerto Rico school

A 14-year-old girl who stabbed about three dozen classmates with a hypodermic needle at her Puerto Rico school has been sentenced to two years of probation.

The island's Justice Department says the teen will be evaluated at a hearing every three months during the probationary period. The Justice Department announced the sentence Friday. The court hearing was closed and the girl's name was not released because of her age.

Authorities say the teen stabbed at least 37 classmates in the town of Arroyo in September. The students were tested for HIV and hepatitis C but the Justice Department said there had been no life-threatening injuries.

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The Department of Education is devising an alterative educational program for the teen.