Nurse loses license for stabbing autistic boy with syringes

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New Jersey regulators have revoked the nursing license of an Atlantic City Nurse after the woman was caught on security cameras stabbing an autistic boy with syringes when he failed to comply with her instructions.

The attorney general's Department of Consumer Affairs announced Thursday that the New Jersey Board of Nursing had revoked the registered nursing license of Naomi Derrick because of the 2016 episode at an Atlantic City hospital's psychiatric unit.

The department says that a co-worker witnessed Derrick threaten the 10-year-old with needle-stabbing and that several stabbings were captured by security cameras in the teen's room.

Derrick had been charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats and other counts, but was allowed this year to enter a pretrial program.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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