Playground Syringe Pricks Child's Finger

Child will get treatment for the next six months.

By Lori Preuitt
|  Thursday, May 3, 2012  |  Updated 12:06 PM PDT
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Playground Syringe Pricks Child's Finger

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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.

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