Boy accused of school stabbing granted bail

A 13-YEAR-OLD boy accused of stabbing a fellow student at Shoalhaven High School last Monday has been granted bail.

The youth was charged with wound with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and was originally refused bail and remanded in custody.

He appeared in Port Kembla Children’s Court via video link from the Reiby Juvenile Justice Centre at Airds near Campbelltown on Monday.

Magistrate Graham Blewitt granted conditional bail, with the youth having to report to police regularly as well as agreeing to residential conditions and to be on good behaviour.

He will reappear in Port Kembla Children’s Court on April 7.

Emergency services were called to Shoalhaven High in Park Road, Nowra at 12.15pm on February 3.

A 14-year-old student was allegedly stabbed in the chest following an argument with another student before being assaulted.

The 14-year-old was taken to Shoalhaven Hospital with a stab wound to the chest and was later transferred to the Sydney Children’s Hospital at Randwick by the Ambulance Rescue Helicopter with a punctured lung.

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