Catholic education officials have confirmed they will look at school safety in the wake of the alleged stabbing attack of a 14-year-old student, as Queensland Premier Campbell Newman urged all Catholic schools to ban knives, reports The Brisbane Times and SBS.
But it appears the Caboolture school where the incident happened on Wednesday was doing all the right things. The school was put in lockdown after the early morning stabbing of a 14-year-old student, allegedly by an older boy who also attended the school.
The school had been visited the day before by a team to teach students about identifying risky behaviour.
The girl is recovering after being stabbed in the head, neck and back. The boy, 16, has been charged with attempted murder.
Students returned to the school yesterday and are being offered counselling in the aftermath of the attack.
In 2010, the former Queensland Labor government commissioned a review into school safety after a 12-year-old boy was stabbed to death at a Catholic school on Brisbane's bayside.
But the recommendations from the report, issued in March this year, are yet to be adopted.
School stabbing prompts safety review (Brisbane Times)
Newman urges all Catholic schools to ban knives (SBS)
Teachers plead for help with troubled students (news.com)