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12YO QLD Student Up On Attempted Murder Charge

A teacher has saved a student from a knife attack by a 12-year-old girl at a school north of Brisbane.

Police say the schoolgirl slashed a fellow student's neck and hands at Caboolture just after 9am on Monday.

A teacher was able to disarm her and save the victim, also 12, who was left with minor knife wounds.

It's the second knife attack at a southeast Queensland school in about three weeks.

Last month, a 12-year-old schoolgirl was charged after allegedly stabbing a fellow student in the chest on the Gold Coast.

It's believed she and the victim, a boy aged 13, got into an argument at Coombabah State High school.

Police haven't named the Caboolture school where the latest attack happened.

The girl has been charged with attempted murder and will be dealt with under the Youth Justice Act.

KNIFE-RELATED VIOLENCE AT QUEENSLAND SCHOOLS:

2015:

Nov 30 - Schoolgirl, 12, attacks fellow pupil with a knife at a Caboolture school. Victim, also 12, suffers wounds to her face and hands.

Nov 24 - Schoolboy, 15, is stabbed close to his school at Miami, on the Gold Coast, in an incident allegedly involving a former pupil.

Nov 10 - Schoolgirl, 12, stabs a 13-year-old boy in the chest at Coombabah State High School on the Gold Coast.

Aug 11 - Schoolboy, 14, is disarmed by staff after using a hunting knife to threaten a fellow pupil at Townsville's Pimlico State High School.

2013:

Sept 4 - Boy 16, charged with stabbing another boy, 14, in the chest at a learning centre next to a public school at Inala in Brisbane.

Aug 29 - Schoolboy, 14, charged with attempting to murder another boy, 15, by stabbing him in the neck with a knife in the auditorium of Mt Maria College at Mitchelton in Brisbane. Accused was sentenced to three years' juvenile detention.

2012:

May 9 - A 16-year-old boy repeatedly stabs a 14-year-old school girl in the head neck and back during an unprovoked attack in a toilet block at St Columban's College at Caboolture, north of Brisbane, in May 2012.

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