A teenage student has been rushed to hospital this morning after he was stabbed multiple times at a high school in Sydney's west, with the "nightmare" attack forcing an immediate campus lockdown. The 14-year-old boy was treated by paramedics at Arthur Phillip High School in Parramatta for several stab wounds, including his back, and then taken to The Children's Hospital at Westmead. Footage from a 9News helicopter showed a pool of blood on a playground surface, but the boy is stable, according to NSW Police.
Footage from a 9News helicopter showed a pool of blood on a playground surface. The boy is in stable condition, according to NSW Police.
NSW Ambulance Inspector Joe Ibrahim said the boy's injuries were "pretty serious".
Paramedics had been concerned the teenager's internal organs could have suffered potentially fatal trauma.
"It's every parent's worst nightmare," Inspector Ibrahim said.
"Our paramedics did an exceptional job in stabilising and providing treatment for the teenager who had suffered some pretty serious injuries.
"It's absolutely horrific when we respond to jobs like these especially when it involves someone so young."
Police were alerted about 8.30am and are currently searching the surrounding area, but no arrests have been made.
Officers from Parramatta Police Area Command have established a crime scene are investigating how the boy was stabbed.
The school was placed into lockdown after the stabbing but classes have now resumed, a NSW Department of Education spokesperson said.
"School staff immediately administered first aid to the injured student," the spokesperson said.
Police and emergency services arrived "quickly", the spokesperson added.