In shocking news this afternoon it’s been reported by the New Zealand Herald that two students at an exclusive school in New Zealand have had their throats cut during a performance of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
The boys, both 16 years old, were taken to Auckland hospital where it is believed they are in a stable condition and will be discharged either today or tomorrow.
A police spokesperson has said that it doesn’t appear to be intentional, saying “It’s not a criminal inquiry. In this instance the play is not the reality,”
Steve Cole who is head of St Kentigern College where the incident took place has made a statement saying “We are distressed about what happened last night and are conducting a thorough investigation. We are pleased that both boys are in a stable condition and have been talking with both their families.”
The production has been put on hold until further notice as detectives investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.
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