An elite Brisbane school has had to contact the police after a 14-year-old boy was filmed allegedly holding a knife while confronting another student over a bag of lollies.
Unsettling footage has emerged from inside the school showing a confrontation between students in the boy’s bathroom on Saturday.
In the video, a student, dressed in a white shirt, blue shorts and a yellow cap can be seen holding what appears to be a knife as he accuses another student of stealing the treats from his bag.
“So why isn’t it in my bag?” the boy says.
When the other student questions what it is he supposedly took, the teen claims: “You took all the lollies from my bag.”
“Why did you eat it all?” he asks, prompting the other boy to claim he “didn’t f***ing eat it”.
The boy then questions why the lollies were no longer in his bag, with the other child claiming he had only just entered the bathroom.
“Well then who took it?” the teen asks.
“I just got in here,” the other student repeats, before telling him to “put the f***ing knife away”.
The school’s headmaster said the school was “distressed” to learn of the incident that occurred over the weekend, “during which a student produced a knife while in the company of other students”.
“No student was injured in the incident,” he said in a statement shared with news.com.au.
“We take the welfare of all students very seriously and we are currently liaising with the Queensland Police Service Child Protection Unit, who are investigating, to understand how this incident occurred.
“Clearly, there is never any justification for bringing a knife into a school environment and we are not aware of any such incidents having occurred before.”
Queensland Police said the 14-year-old boy in the video had been “dealt with” under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act following the incident.
“Morningside Child Protection and Investigation Unit worked closely with the school as part of the investigation and continue to provide support,” a spokesperson told news.com.au.
The headmaster said the school was committed to providing an environment in which young people are cared for, feel supported and have a right to feel safe.
“This incident reminds us that the young people in our care, more than ever, require us to be ever vigilant and sensitive while providing clear boundaries and high standards in the behaviour we expect,” he said.
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