School in lockdown after student stabbed in neck

QUEENSLAND'S education minister said the state was a long way from needing metal detectors at schools after a stabbing at a Brisbane Catholic college.

Police are investigating a stabbing at Mt Maria College at Mitchelton which went into lockdown after the lunchtime "incident" about 12.40pm on Thursday.

A 15-year-old boy, who was stabbed in the neck, went to Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A police statement said officers were questioning another boy about the incident.

Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek said there was zero tolerance for violence at Queensland schools.

He said the way forward was about ensuring kids knew the serious consequences of bringing weapons to school and making parents understand they were responsible for their children's behaviour.

"It's a sad day when people go to school and end up in an incident like this," he said.

Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie said he was shocked, appalled and remained committed to a tough stance on youth justice.

"It's about getting the balance right between protection and over protection," he said.

"By far the majority of young people in our schools do the right thing.

"Unfortunately we have small cohort of people ... who have gone off the rails and don't do the right thing."


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