It is of course shocking.
Police say they are amazed by how brazen five teenagers were when they allegedly went on a rampage at a western Sydney school this morning. They say the boys, aged 14 to 16, walked into the school assembly at Merrylands High School, on Sherwood Road, armed with machetes and baseball bats just before 9:00am (AEST).
The alarm was sounded and students ran to their classrooms for emergency lockdown, ushered by their teachers. The intruders then allegedly walked the corridors, smashing windows while students cowered inside the classrooms. One of the teachers tried to stop the offenders but was hit on the head from behind with a weapon. He has been taken to Westmead Hospital.
Police say the intruders were still roaming the corridors with baseball bats when they arrived…