Teenage boy 'is stabbed in the back in a schoolyard brawl'
A boy was allegedly stabbed during a schoolyard brawl earlier this morning.
The 17-year-old was taken to Royal Perth Hospital with wounds to his back after the 'serious incident' at Gilmore College in Perth.
A message sent out to parents by the Associate Principal Jenny Lobb advised parents to remain calm after the incident.
'There has been an incident at Gilmore College,' the text message read.
'More information will follow soon.
'All students safe & in class.'
Police were called in to investigate what happened.
'A student is currently assisting police with their investigation,' WA Police said in a statement.
'Inquiries into this matter are continuing.'
Meanwhile Principal Rohan Smith sent out a email to parents earlier this morning after the initial text message.
'I am writing to inform you of a serious incident involving two students that has occurred in our school, this morning,' he said.
'At this early stage, only minimal details are available, but what I can tell you is that one of our students has been taken to hospital and police are on site.
'I can assure you that all other students and staff are safe, and we will be putting in place support for any students who need it.
'Within the school, we have a team of support staff available to assist students, staff and family members.
'We will continue to provide this support as needed over the coming days and weeks.'