Boy, 14, charged over high school stabbing

NSW: A 14-YEAR-OLD boy charged with stabbing a student in the stomach at a Wollongong high school yesterday will face court today after spending the night behind bars.

Police said the victim, a 16-year-old boy, was stabbed in the abdomen during an altercation on the school’s oval around 1.40pm.

It’s understood the knife’s blade snapped off inside the student’s stomach.


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Paramedics reportedly worked on the boy for up to an hour at the scene before he could be transported to hospital.

Once stable enough, the 16-year-old was eventually airlifted to St George Hospital in a serious condition.

Police declared the school a crime scene and sealed off the area as they searched for the teen’s attacker.

Just after 3.30pm, a 14-year-old boy surrendered to officers at Wollongong Police Station.

He was arrested, questioned and formally charged with armed with intent to commit an indictable offence and cause grievous bodily harm to a person with intent.

He was remanded in custody overnight to appear before a children’s court today.