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(WBIR-Middlesboro, KY) Middlesboro Police said a 13-year-old student was taken to the hospital as a precaution after another student stabbed him Thursday.

According to local officers, a 13-year-old is facing juvenile charges.

The Middlesboro Police Department said the two were stabbing each other with pencils, as part of a game, when one boy pulled out a pocket knife and stabbed the other student in the leg at Middlesboro Middle School.

Officers said the injury was very minor.

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