A high school was sent into a sudden lockdown after a teenage boy was stabbed in a targeted playground attack.
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.
‘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 put into lockdown as officers from the Parramatta Police Area Command established a crime scene on the playground.
Police blocked off the area where the attack occurred and a knife and jacket remain on the ground.
NSW Police also launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident and commenced a search of the surrounding area.
PolAir was involved in the search but no arrests have been made and the attacker remains on the run.
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.’
It is understood classes have now resumed at the school.
Students will be interviewed as part of the investigation.
Anyone with information has been urged to contact NSW Police.