On the morning of Wednesday 26 August 2015 , Daniel Thomas Dowson went to the police station to enquire about seized property - two firearms and a hunting knife.
He was on bail for a prior matter.
Dowson arrived at Wynnum State School car park at about 2.45pm.
There are unconfirmed reports that Dowson had recently been released from prison and he had come to visit his children.
Parents watched as Dowson argued with another man.
Witnesses told The Courier-Mail they heard Dowson yell "I want the kids, I've got a knife" seconds before he lunged at Michael Blackson.
Dowson struck at Mr Blackson with a 10cm knife held in a military-style reverse grip, Police Prosecutor Angela Tetley told the court the next day.
"I'm going to kill you," she alleged Dowson told Mr Blackson.
"I noticed a teacher running through the front gate and calling 'shut the gate, lock the gate, we need to call the police," said one mother.
"And then I saw the principal running out of the office."
Neighbours were alerted to the sound of parents screaming as they arrived in their cars to pick up their children.
The two men were observed to be wrestling in the carport.
People were shouting "Stop it! Stop it!"
The men then fell to the ground.
After the stabbing Dowson fled inside the school grounds where children were leaving class at the end of the school day.
The school was in lockdown for up to 20 minutes and teachers were stationed at every exit.
An announcement was made over the school loudspeaker that for safety purposes the front gate would not be used for exiting the school.
Mr Blackson, aged 45, suffered two stab wounds to his face, two stab wounds to his back, one stab wound to his hand and a chunk of hair was taken from his scalp.
He was taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital in a serious condition.
Mr Dowson, aged 34, suffered a minor facial cut and was taken to hospital in a police car.
Dowson appeared in court the next day.
He was self-represented.
He told the court he had been attacked by Mr Blackson, his cousin, and he had feared for his life.
Dowson told Magistrate Zac Sarra he needed bail because he was an upright citizen and he needed bail so he could attend job interviews.
"I am an absolute stand-up person in the community," he told Magistrate Sarra.
"I don't do violence. I don't do drugs."
Magistrate Sarra urged Dowson to seek free legal advice, saying "I'm trying to protect your interests."
"Because you're stupid and you're not protecting yourself."
Dowson was denied bail.
Editor's Note : My thoughts are with the staff of this school at this time.
Some schools need security guards at the school entrance at the start and end of the school day.
We need to accept that dangerous people are about in our community and we need to take precautions to protect our children.
This situation of teachers having to stand at the doors of the school, waiting for a mad-man with a knife is very worrying.
Man stabbed at Wynnum State School on Brisbane's bayside in front of children, parents, Stephanie Small and Francis Tapim, abc news 27 August 2015
Man stabbed in Brisbane school car park, AAP, 9news.com.au, 26 August 2015
Man heard yelling "I want the kids, I've got a knife" before stabbing at Wynnum State School, Sam Phillips, Brittany Vonow, Rhian Deutrom, The Courier-Mail, 27 August 2015
QLD man remanded over school carpark stab, Alexandra Patrikios, AAP, news.yahoo.com, 27 August 2015
Blood in the school yard - Frenzied stabbing as kids watch in horror, Brittany Vonow and Rhian Deutrom, P.9, The Courier-Mail, 27 August 2015