Teacher, students stabbed at Sydney high school; boy arrested

Paramedics were called to a reported stabbing at Bonnyrigg High School just before the bell rang at 9am on Thursday.

"My heart was racing", one girl said.

A boy and girl, aged 15 and 16, were rushed to hospital with stab wounds to their shoulders, as well as a 48-year-old teacher.

The boy was found by police in a vehicle park near the school shortly after the incident yesterday morning. I didn't kill anyone.

"The student is a local resident, he's not known to police, this is not terrorism-related", police have told the media of the arrested boy, adding that the teacher had been in a classroom getting ready for the school day when the incident occurred.

A meat cleaver, two knives, a pair of scissors and two screwdrivers were found with a black Adidas bag not far from where the boy was arrested.

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His mobile phone and an empty water bottle also lay among the items.

"He just walked in and stabbed them, then walked out", she said.

An investigation continues, after a video which captured a fight at a Minneapolis high school was posted on Facebook. "It has come as a surprise to everybody".

A spokesperson for the NSW Department of Education said counselling had been made available at the school for students and staff.

His lawyer, Ron Malouf, did not apply for bail and told reporters outside court the facts alleged against his client didn't support the charges. A police report was not filed in the matter.

  • Jon Douglas