School in lockdown after teen stabbed

Police and ambulance officers have swarmed a Sydney high school after a student was stabbed multiple times.

A Sydney student was stabbed on Monday morning, prompting a school to go into lockdown while staff tended to the injured boy.

Police were called to Arthur Phillip High School in Parramatta, NSW at 8.30am after reports a 14-year-old boy had been stabbed.

“School staff immediately administered first aid to the injured student”, while police and paramedics were on the way, an Education Department spokesperson said.

The teen was taken via ambulance to The Children‘s Hospital at Westmead with wounds in his arm and back, an NSW Ambulance spokesperson said.

Helicopter footage from Channel 7 showed the boy being wheeled off the ambulance into the emergency ward at the hospital.

He was in a stable condition when he arrived at the hospital, NSW Ambulance Inspector Joe Ibrahim said.

“Our paramedics did an exceptional job in stabilising and providing treatment for the teenager who had suffered some pretty serious injuries,” Inspector Ibrahim 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.”

A crime scene was established at the school and police conducted searches of the surroundings.

Shortly before 9.30am, no arrests had been made. By 10am, classes at the school had resumed.

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