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Doctors try to determine the seriousness of 13-year-old stabbed in the head with scissors – 7th Feb 2013

shot0012Doctors are still trying to determine the seriousness of the injury suffered by 13-year-old Neil Miggins. The boy was stabbed in the head by another student of the Patentia Secondary School with a pair of scissors on Wednesday.

Miggins is being closely monitored at the Georgetown Public Hospital.

According to his mother, Neil is now speaking with a slur which could have been a result of the injury to the brain or nerves. Dr. Roger Luncheon who has vast knowledge on such medical cases said once the brain tissue is damaged several problems could develop because of the trauma to the brain.

Dr. Luncheon said rarely would such an injury to the head cause immediate death but is most likely to develop some after effects a few years down the road.

He said on the note of such violent behaviour among students the administration will have to revisit how effective school counsellors have been.

Unconfirmed reports suggest that the Patentia Secondary School student was injured after he bumped into another student while playing, whereupon he was stabbed in the head.

The 15-year-old boy responsible for the act was detained by the Police and remains in custody until a doctor’s report is handed over.

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