Hamilton school stabbing:1 arrested, 2 in hospital

One person was seriously injured after an assault outside St Paul’s Collegiate School in Hamilton on Friday afternoon. Photo: Kelly Hodel/Stuff

A 53-year-old man is expected to appear in the Hamilton District Court, after an alleged stabbing outside a Hamilton school on Friday afternoon.

A police spokesperson said the man had been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Emergency services were called to an incident in Chartwell, outside St Paul's Collegiate school, on Friday afternoon where a person had been seriously assaulted.

SunLive readers who are Tauranga parents of students studying at St Paul's Collegiate School had gone to pick up their students on Friday to bring them home for the weekend and say that a person had been stabbed near the school.

Police report that shortly before 3.30pm on Friday April 8 Police received a request to assist St John Ambulance at an assault at a property on Hukanui Road, Chartwell.

"Police responded and assisted St John Ambulance, following which two people were transported to Waikato Hospital with serious injuries," says a Police spokesperson.

"One of the injured parties was arrested. Police enquiries in to the circumstances of the incident are ongoing."

St Paul's Headmaster Ben Skeen told Newshub that all other students and staff were safe after the incident and counselling would be made available to those who needed it.

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