Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth arrives with wife Elsa Pataky to help out at Byron Bay primary school canteen just hours after teacher ‘was stabbed in the face and arm’
- A mother was charged with allegedly stabbing a teacher with a pair of scissors
- Police were called to Byron Bay Public School on Kingsley Street at 7.20am
- The male teacher suffered cuts to his face and was rushed to hospital for surgery
- Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth arrived hours later to help at the canteen
Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth showed up for lunch duty at Byron Bay Public School just hours after a mother allegedly attacked one of the teachers.
The woman, 36, has been charged after allegedly stabbing Zane Vockler, 28, in the face and arm at the primary school on Kingsley Street at about 7am on Tuesday.
Coincidentally, later that day Hemsworth, 35, and his actress wife Elsa Pataky, who live locally, arrived with boxes of sushi rolls to help out at the cafeteria.
Incident: Zane Vockler (pictured left with his partner Ashleigh Blake) was allegedly stabbed in the face and arm at Byron Bay Public School on Kingsley Street at about 7am on Tuesday
Alleged attack: Mr Vockler has been described as a ‘gentle and caring’ teacher. He has undergone surgery after suffering stab wounds on Tuesday morning
Police allege the woman and Mr Vockler were ‘speaking on the premises before she approached him with what’s believed to be a pair of scissors’.
The woman fled the scene after the alleged attack, but was later arrested at a home on Beach Side Drive, Suffolk Park at about 10.30am.
She was charged with wound with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and entering inclosed lands without lawful excuse.
She was refused bail and will face Tweed Heads Local Court on Wednesday.
Mr Vockler, who has been described as a ‘gentle and caring’ teacher, was initially taken to a local hospital before being transferred to Tweed Hospital in a stable condition for surgery.
The school was placed in lockdown from 7.20am to 11am.
‘Another dad to help in the canteen today’: Coincidentally, later that day Chris Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataky, who live locally, arrived with boxes of sushi rolls to help out at the canteen
Having a laugh: Footage shared to Instagram showed Hemsworth and Pataky inside the canteen preparing food with other parents
Local celebrities: Hemsworth and Pataky (left) live locally with their three young children
Pictured: Byron Bay Public School on Kingsley Street (pictured)
Allegations: Police allege the woman and Mr Vockler were ‘speaking on the premises before she approached him with what’s believed to be a pair of scissors’
One parent wrote on Facebook that their child had seen a ‘pool of blood’ on the ground near the school’s library.
Another local said it was sad to hear about the attack on the first day back at school after the holiday break.
‘The most lovely teacher,’ they wrote on Facebook. ‘So undeserving of this. May his recovery and healing be swift.’
Another person posted: ‘[He’s] a great teacher and a gentle and caring soul.’
Arrest: The woman is accused of fleeing the scene after the alleged attack, but was later arrested at a home on Beach Side Drive, Suffolk Park at about 10.30am
In footage shared to Instagram just hours after the alleged incident, Hemsworth and Pataky were seen carrying food into the school before helping out at the canteen.
Pataky, who shares three children with the Avengers: Endgame star, captioned one of the clips: ‘Another dad to help in the canteen today!’
Another video showed them inside the canteen preparing food with the other parents.
At one stage, Chris said, ‘I’ve got a bigger pile than you’, and gestured towards a mound of sushi rolls wrapped in paper on the table in front of him.
He then started rolling out more sushi servings while singing happily, ‘Roll, roll, roll your boat!’
The other volunteer parents smiled and told Chris he didn’t do ‘too bad’, to which he replied: ‘Too bad? We dominated! Dominated!’
One parent wrote on Facebook that their child saw a ‘pool of blood’ near the school’s library
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