Bleijie orders appeal on school stabbing sentence
A CABOOLTURE teen who stabbed a fellow student multiple times in a toilet block could spend more than two years in juvenile detention if the Attorney-General's appeal is successful.
Attorney-General Justice Jarrod Bleijie has asked the Director of Public Prosecutions to appeal the attempted murder sentence because he believed it was manifestly inadequate.
He said the sentence, which was four years detention but suspended after serving two years, was not in line with community expectations and did not set an adequate deterrent to other children.
The 16-year-old boy stabbed a 14-year-old girl in the head, neck and back in a toilet block at St Columban's College in Caboolture in May last year.
The schoolgirl managed to fight the boy off, only to be dragged back into the toilet block to be attacked again.
The boy had been involved in a safety session on how to avoid and recognise risks in the schoolyard the day before the stabbing.