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Teacher, 28, ‘stabbed in the face and arms by a mother wielding scissors’ at Byron Bay school

PICTURED: Teacher, 28, ‘stabbed in the face and arms by a mother wielding scissors’ at Byron Bay primary school – as it’s revealed children saw a puddle of blood near the library

  • A female parent allegedly stabbed a male teacher with a pair of scissors
  • Police were called to Byron Bay Public School on Kingsley Street at 7.20am
  • The male teacher was being treated for cuts to his face and arm
  • His injuries are said to be not life-threatening, the accused has been arrested

A mother has been arrested after allegedly stabbing a ‘gentle and caring’ teacher with scissors at a primary school in Byron Bay.

The woman, 36, allegedly stabbed Zane Vockler, 28, in the face and arm at Byron Bay Public School on Kingsley Street about 7am on Tuesday.

Police say they will allege the two were ‘speaking on the premises before she approached him with what’s believed to be a pair of scissors’.

Zane Vockler, 28, (pictured with his partner Ashleigh Blake) was allegedly stabbed in the face and arm at Byron Bay Public School on Kingsley Street about 7am on Tuesday

Mr Vockler has been described as a 'gentle and caring' teacher. He has undergone surgery after suffering stab wounds on Tuesday morning

Mr Vockler has been described as a ‘gentle and caring’ teacher. He has undergone surgery after suffering stab wounds on Tuesday morning

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. She’s being interviewed by detectives and is expected to be charged.

Mr Vockler was initially taken to a local hospital before being transferred to Tweed Hospital in a stable condition for surgery.

His condition was reported as stable.

The school was placed in lockdown from 7.20am to 11am.

The woman, 36, allegedly stabbed the 28-year-old male teacher in the face and arm at Byron Bay Public School on Kingsley Street about 7am on Tuesday

The woman, 36, allegedly stabbed the 28-year-old male teacher in the face and arm at Byron Bay Public School on Kingsley Street about 7am on Tuesday

Police say they will allege the two were 'speaking on the premises before she approached him with what's believed to be a pair of scissors'

Police say they will allege the two 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 her child saw a ‘pool of blood’ 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,’ he 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.’ 

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

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

One parent wrote on Facebook that her child saw a 'pool of blood' near the school's library

One parent wrote on Facebook that her child saw a ‘pool of blood’ near the school’s library 

 

 

 

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