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Florida boy, 8, nearly killed by a pencil

A Florida boy was stabbed in the arm by his own freshly sharpened pencil, that is sticking out of his backpack.

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Teacher Mandi Kapopoulos saw a trail of juice in the hall Nov. 1 on the Equestrian Trails Elementary in Florida and followed. That is when she saw the third-grader Kolston Moradi and realized it wasn’t juice.

“There were pools of blood at his feet, and his whole shirt was covered in blood,” Kapopoulos tells the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Moments earlier, Kolston was stabbed in the arm by his own freshly sharpened pencil, that is sticking out of his backpack. The pencil was about 6 inches deep in the vicinity of Kolston the armpit stabbed and one artery.

Boy accidentally stabs herself with a pencil; teachers to save his life https://t.co/tU6p7LhvMV pic.twitter.com/tvZYH8NDob

— Sun-Sentinel (@SunSentinel) November 9, 2017

Kolston tells WPTV he ” didn’t really feel anything.”

“He was not screaming or crying or something to say,” Kapopoulos tells the Sun Sentinel.

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Kapopoulos says she wrapped her sleeve around Kolston the arm in a makeshift tourniquet and shouted for help. Elizabeth Richards, a fellow teacher who had two years in nursing school, increased Kolston arm and pressed on the wound. They stayed with the 8-year-old for the 20 minutes it took for rescuers to get there.

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