Student stabbed in eye at Cammeraygal High School in Sydney

A student is in hospital, another has been suspended and a police investigation is under way after a teenager was allegedly stabbed in the eye with a pen at a high school in Sydney's north.

Staff at Cammeraygal High School immediately gave first aid to the student, and police and emergency services were called to the Crows Nest site at about 2.45pm last Friday.

The injured student, "aged in his early teens, sustained an injury to the eye" and was admitted to hospital on Friday afternoon, a spokesman for NSW ambulance services said.

The student is currently still at the Sydney Children's Hospital at Randwick.

The alleged perpetrator, who is understood to be a special needs student, was removed from the classroom straight away and will be suspended, the NSW Department of Education has confirmed.

No charges have been laid by police at this stage but an investigation is ongoing, a police spokeswoman said.

"A lot of statements are being obtained and we have to gather all the evidence,"  she said.

"We've got a lot to do at this stage."


A spokesman for the Education Department said: "Further action [is] pending the outcome of the police investigation and enquiries by the Department of Education."

"Violence or threats of violence are not tolerated in NSW public schools, which are required to act immediately on such matters."

The Department is offering counselling to students who were in the classroom at the time of the alleged incident.

The injured student's parents were called straight away and other parents have also been informed about the incident.