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Teacher And Students Stabbed At High School, 16 Year Old Arrested

It happened as the day was starting at Bonnyrigg High School.

02/02/2017 10:35 AM AEDT | Updated 02/02/2017 11:48 AM AEDT
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A large cleaver and a box cutter can be seen at the site where police arrested a 16-year-old boy near Bonnyrigg High School.

A teacher and two students have been stabbed at Bonnyrigg High School in Sydney's west on Thursday morning.

Police confirmed the injured students were a boy and girl in Year 11 while the teacher was a 48-year-old woman and all were in a non-life-threatening condition in hospital.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested in a car park nearby and three knives were seized. Police confirmed this boy was also a student of the high school.

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Another knife can be seen on the ground where police have established a crime scene.

Superintendent Peter Lennon said the boy was not known to police and the incident was not related to terrorism in any way.

"This is not terrorism related, this is a local issue at a local school," Lennon told the media.

He said the teacher was stabbed in the back while she was opening a classroom while the male student was stabbed in the chest and the female was stabbed in the shoulder blade.

"The circumstances as we know it at this time is the 48-year-old female teacher was opening a classroom for the start of the school day," Lennon said.

"Something has occurred, we are not sure what it is that's occurred, but which has led to, we will say, this stabbing occurring to the one female teacher, one female student, one male student."

A crime scene has been established and investigations are continuing.

Earlier media reports suggested the teacher and students had been stabbed with a metal ruler.

In 2008, teen sisters were charged with stabbing a girl outside the same high school.

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