Boston Public School officials say they're investigating after an elementary school student found a hypodermic needle on a school bus.
Officials say the girl was on her way to Winthrop Elementary School in Dorchester on Thursday morning when she found the needle in a bus compartment and told the driver. They say she may have been pricked.
The driver then pulled over and called emergency responders. The girl was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
The district says drivers will continue to sweep all buses daily.
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Additional checks will be performed on half size buses, the type of bus on which the incident happened.