Knife-wielding teen charged after entering school grounds at Brewarrina

A teenage boy has been charged after allegedly confronting another student while wielding a knife in the state’s north west.

About 10am yesterday (Monday 14 October 2019), a 14-year-old boy attended a school at Brewarrina where a confrontation occurred between the teen and another student.

During the confrontation it is alleged the boy presented a hunting knife and proceeded to damage the tyres of a pushbike.

The school was placed into lockdown and the teen left the premises.

There were no injuries reported as a result of the incident.

Officers attached to Central North Police District attended and located the boy at the corner of Bathurst and Sandon Streets in possession of the knife.

He was arrested and taken to Brewarrina Police Station where he was charged with armed with intent to commit indictable offence, wield knife in school, wield knife in public place, and intimidate police officer in execution of duty.

The boy was granted strict conditional bail to appear before a children’s court on Tuesday 22 October 2019.

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