Schoolgirl, 12, is tasered by police after ‘stabbing her female teacher with a knife’ in front of terrified classmates
- Teacher at Heatley State Primary School in Townsville wounded in shoulder
- School placed in lockdown and police arrived and teacher rushed to hospital
- Parents rushed to school to pick up kids but where told they couldn’t
A teacher has been stabbed by a student at a Queensland primary school in front of terrified young classmates.
The female teacher at Heatley State Primary School in Townsville was allegedly stabbed in the shoulder with a knife about 11.30am on Monday.
She was rushed to Townsville Hospital, along with a the 12-year-old female student who police confirmed was tasered by responding officers.
Either the student or the teacher is loaded into an ambulance on a stretcher after the teacher was stabbed and the 12-year-old girl was tasered by police
‘A female teacher has suffered non life-threatening puncture-like stab wound to the shoulder, and it is alleged a student of the school was involved in the incident,’ police said.
The school was placed in lockdown as emergency services rushed to the scene.
Worried parents arrived to pick up their children as the news spread, but were reportedly told the students were safe and couldn’t be taken away.
The female teacher at Heatley State Primary School in Townsville is understood to have been stabbed in the chest and shoulder with a knife. Emergency vehicles are seen parked outside