Teenagers throats slit during school Sweeney Todd play

Two teenagers at high school in New Zealand were hospitalised after having their throats cut during their musical production of Sweeney Todd.

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Two 16-year-old students were rushed to Auckland City Hospital on Wednesday, one with ‘serious’ and the other with ‘moderate’ injuries after having their throats cut during a St. Kentigern College’s musical production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

In comments broadcast on TVNZ, school head Stephen Cole told reporters Thursday that the students were wounded by a prop razor “covered in all sorts of duct tape and foam and paper. It’s a razor, but it’s been filed down and bound with various things. It was an unfortunate isolated incident which we’re of course very disturbed about,” he said.

The same prop was used during rehearsals of the play without incident, but when asked by a reporter whether a plastic prop, instead of a real razor should be been used, he replied, “In hindsight that may be a reasonable point.” – No shit.