Student stabbed in the back at Sydney high school

Brianne Tolj
·2-min read

A teenager has been rushed to hospital after being stabbed at a school in Sydney’s west on Monday morning.

Police were called to Arthur Phillip High School on Macquarie Street in Parramatta at 8.30am after reports a student had been stabbed multiple times.

The 14-year-old boy was treated at the scene by paramedics for stab wounds to his back.

Police are seen at the school after the stabbing. Source: Nine News
Police are seen at the school after the stabbing near what appears to be a pool of blood. Source: Nine News

Channel 9 helicopter footage appears to show a pool of blood in the school playground.

The boy was taken to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in a stable condition.

NSW Police Commissioner Michael Fuller said during a press conference on Monday that the attack appears to have been targeted.

The 14-year-old believed to be responsible for the attack has not yet been arrested.

Fuller asked for anyone with information about the alleged offender to come forward or call Crime Stoppers.

Students of Arthur Phillip High School depart from the grounds in Sydney in 2015. Source: AAP
Students of Arthur Phillip High School depart from the grounds in Sydney in 2015. Source: AAP, file photo

“It was a targeted attack and we don't have any concerns in relation to the high school,” he said.

NSW Ambulance Inspector Joe Ibrahim said the “teenager suffered some pretty serious injuries”.

“It’s absolutely horrific when we respond to jobs like these especially when it involves someone so young. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare,” he said.

“The big concern is that while the injuries may not look substantial on the surface, there can be more significant damage done at a deeper level.”

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