A 14-year-old boy has been charged after a fellow student was allegedly stabbed in the back in a playground attack.
The student, 14, was allegedly attacked near the handball courts at Arthur Phillip High School in Parramatta, western Sydney, at about 8.30am on Monday morning.
Ambulance crews rushed to the school on Macquarie Street and treated the 14-year-old for multiple stab wounds to his back and arm.
Students were put into lockdown as officers from the Parramatta Police Area Command established a crime scene on the playground.
A 14-year-old boy presented himself to police at 8pm on Monday, where he was arrested.
The teenager has been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
He was refused bail and will appear in a children’s court on Tuesday.
The victim remains in a stable condition at Westmead Children’s Hospital.
It is believed he suffered two stab wounds to his back and one to his right arm.
NSW Ambulance Inspector Joe Ibrahim praised the paramedic crews for their response to the attack.
‘Our paramedics did an exceptional job in stabilising and providing treatment for the teenager who had suffered some pretty serious injuries,’ he said.
‘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.
‘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.’