Petition launched after stabbing incident in western Sydney school.
NRI Affairs Correspondent
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An Indian-origin boy has been charged after a stabbing in western Sydney.
Police said that emergency services were called to the school in Glenwood at about 1.15 pm after a stabbing report.
“On arrival, officers found a 16-year-old boy male student suffering a stab wound to his stomach and one to his back,” read the statement.
“He was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance Paramedics before being taken to Westmead Children’s Hospital for treatment, where he remains in a stable condition.”
A 14-year-old male student was arrested at the scene and was taken to Quakers Hill Police Station.The boy was charged with two counts of wound person with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
Petition launched against bullying
Sources close to the accused boy’s family told NRI Affairs that extreme bullying led to the ‘unfortunate’ incident. Meanwhile, a petition has been started to raise awareness against bullying.
“For the past few years, the Western Sydney Sikh community has faced many hardships due to bullying and racial attacks. Because of this, kids are feeling threatened and are even scared to go to school. The worst part is that schools are not doing anything and are not giving harsh consequences to the bullies,” reads the petition on Change.org.
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“The purpose of this petition is to show the Community that this is a real concern, and it does matter!”
“This was specifically made after a child’s turban was taken off at GHS,” says the petition started by Akaal Singh.
Over 1,000 people have signed the petition.
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