Playground Syringe Pricks Child's Finger | NBC Bay Area

Playground Syringe Pricks Child's Finger

Child will get treatment for the next six months.



    An Oakland child is undergoing HIV and hepatitis treatments after pricking his finger on a syringe he found while digging in the dirt at a playground.

    Oakland schools spokesperson Troy Flint said this happened on April 25 at the Highland Children's Center and that the medical treatments are a precaution only.

    Flint said the school is taking preventative measures to insure the lot is cleaned better including a daily sweep of the playground by the custodial staff.

    He said the district is sending out a letter to parents today. Some parents said they were upset that the district took more than a week to inform other parents.