Man charged over ‘horrific’ school stabbing

May 17, 2023 6:56 am in by

A school stabbing in Cairns has been described as ‘horrific’ by police.

Around 10.25am, an 18-year-old man allegedly approached an 18-year-old woman who was seated with friends during a school break at Peace Lutheran College in Kamerunga.

The man is accused of stabbing the woman with a knife multiple times before being restrained by staff and other students.

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Police arrested the man, while the woman was taken to Cairns Hospital where she remains in a critical condition.

The pair are both students of the school and it’s believed they knew each other.

The man has been charged with one count of attempted murder (domestic violence) and will appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court today.