The boy's family have criticised the response of school staff, who reportedly did not call an ambulance and instead left him in the care of a nurse. The boy's family have criticised the response of school staff, who reportedly did not call an ambulance and instead left him in the care of a nurse.
A 12-year-old girl has been charged after allegedly stabbing another student at a Gold Coast school.
The incident, which happened on Tuesday morning in the school's car park, resulted in a 13-year-old boy suffering stab wounds to the chest about 8.30am.
The boy's family have criticised the response of school staff, who reportedly did not call an ambulance and instead left him in the care of a nurse who administered first aid.
The school contacted police immediately, who were at the scene within minutes.
The boy's sister told News Corp the family later took him to a doctor, who advised them to go to hospital.
"My brother will be fine, but a few centimetres more and it could be a different story," she told the Gold Coast Bulletin.
"Any deeper and it could have punctured a lung and any further along and it could have hit his heart."
The girl, who is being dealt with under provisions of the Youth Justice Act, faces charges of wounding, common assault, going armed as to cause fear, possession of a knife in a public place and using a carriage service to harass or menace.
Queensland Education department did not directly answer questions put to it by Fairfax Media about whether school staff called an ambulance or had taken any disciplinary action against any student.
"The safety and welfare of Queensland state school students is the Department's number one priority," a spokesman said.
"The Department can confirm a student at Coombabah State High School was injured on Tuesday.
"Police were immediately called to the school. The student's parents were also called to the school.
"As the matter is before the courts, the Department cannot provide further details.
"Support was provided to affected students as needed."