New Jersey nurse accused of stabbing autistic boy with needle 6 times as punishment

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AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City, where nurse Naomi Derrick allegedly abused a 10-year-old autistic boy. (GOOGLE)

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City, where nurse Naomi Derrick allegedly abused a 10-year-old autistic boy. (GOOGLE)

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey officials say a nurse caught on videotape stabbing an autistic boy with a hypodermic needle to control his behavior has agreed to surrender her license during the investigation.

Acting Attorney General Christopher Porrino made the announcement Monday.

Porrino tells the state Board of Nursing that Naomi Derrick stabbed the boy with the needle six times in the knees, leg and arm on May 15.

Allegations that “each time drawing droplets of blood” she stabbed the boy and bent his finger backward until it cracked – were captured on video and/or witnessed by another employee at the inpatient psychiatric unit of AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus in Atlantic City, the New Jersey attorney general’s office says.

Derrick couldn’t be reached for comment. The Associated Press called a phone number that apparently belongs to her and its voicemail box was full.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.