A high school was sent into a sudden lockdown after a teenage boy was stabbed in the back in the playground.
The student, 14, was attacked near the handball courts at Arthur Phillip High School in Parramatta, western Sydney, about 8.30am on Monday morning.
Four NSW Ambulance crews were sent to the school on Macquarie Street and treated the 14-year-old for multiple stab wounds to his back and arm.
A 14-year-old boy was stabbed in the back at at Arthur Phillip High School in Parramatta, western Sydney, at about 8.30am on Monday morning (student and paramedics pictured)
Officers from the Parramatta Police Area Command have established a crime scene at the school (pictured above) and commenced an investigation into the incident
Police are conducting a search of the surrounding area and no arrests have been made
‘He was treated for multiple stab wounds,’ a NSW Ambulance spokesman told Daily Mail Australia.
The 14-year-old was taken to Westmead Children’s Hospital in a stable condition.
It is believed he suffered two stab wounds to his back and one to his right arm.
Students were confined to the playground as officers from the Parramatta Police Area Command established a crime scene.
Police blocked off the playground area where the attack happened and a knife and jacket remain on the ground.
NSW Police also commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
A search of the surrounding area is currently underway and no arrests have been made.
NSW Ambulance Inspector Joe Ibrahim praised the paramedic crews for their response to the attack.
A NSW Police officer pictured inspecting the knife and jacket laying at the crime scene
Arthur Phillip High School was sent into lockdown after the attack. It is understood classes have now resumed (students pictured in front of the school)
Emergency services (crime scene pictured above) have been praised for their quick response
The student was taken to Westmead Children’s Hospital in a stable condition (police pictured)
‘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.’
It is understood classes have now resumed at the school.
Four NSW Ambulance crews (paramedics pictured above) were sent to the school