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In Perth, a 13-year-old boy’s attempt to have his bail conditions relaxed has been denied by the Children’s Court following accusations of threatening school staff and students with a knife and conducting an armed robbery at knifepoint. The boy’s lawyer sought to amend the “strict” bail conditions, which required him to stay at home unless supervised by his parents or grandparents. However, the court upheld the existing conditions due to the severity of the charges against him.

The stringent bail terms also included a mandate for the boy to stay at least 100m away from his former school and a nearby train station. This decision was influenced by new allegations from both WA Police and the Department of Education, indicating further threats made by the accused. Students and teachers reported sightings of the boy near the train station, prompting concerns for public safety.

In light of these developments, the court maintained that the boy must adhere to the bail conditions in place until his next court appearance scheduled for May 29. The seriousness of the charges and the potential risk posed by the new allegations underscored the necessity of upholding the restrictions on the boy’s movements.


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Article Title: Boy, 13, on 24-hour curfew afer allegedly threatening staff, students with a knife
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