Teenager accused of injuring fellow Carine Senior High School student remanded in custody

Teenager accused of injuring fellow Carine Senior High School student remanded in custody
  • PublishedDecember 8, 2023

A teenager accused of injuring a fellow student with a sharp weapon at a Perth high school has been ordered to remain in custody after a brief appearance in court.

Key points:

  • The alleged offence took place at Carine Senior High School
  • The teenager made no application to the court for bail
  • The case is due to return before the courts next Friday

The 15-year-old is alleged to have attacked a 16-year-old boy at Carine Senior High School on Thursday morning, sparking a major police operation.

Police say an “edged weapon” was used and nobody else was involved other than the two teenagers.

The boy remains in hospital in a stable condition.

The student made a brief appearance in the Perth Children’s Court this morning charged with aggravated unlawful wounding.

Specifics of the incident were not detailed, and there was no bail application made.

A youth justice report was requested, and the teenager was remanded in custody until another court appearance next Friday.

The court was told there were concerns for the teenager’s mental health.

Defence counsel David Mckenzie said the issue of bail would be addressed at the accused’s next court appearance, following discussions with youth justice staff.

“They’ll do a report, and we’ll come back next week and see what happens then,” he told reporters outside court.

Boy’s family releases statement

The boy’s family released a statement on Thursday afternoon, asking people to respect their privacy.

“We were really shocked to hear about what happened to our son, brother, and dear family member,” they said.

“Nobody expects to go to school and then something like this happens.

“We would like to thank the first responders at the scene and school staff who worked so quickly and diligently to help our boy.

“At the minute, our main focus is our son and his recovery, both mentally and physically from this ordeal.

“We know he is in the best possible place [in hospital] to receive the care he needs.

“We ask people to respect our privacy at this time.”

SOURCE: ABCNEWS

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