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Minister says education department will conduct investigation into ‘distressing’ high school stabbing incident

Liam Bartlett
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WA Education Minister Sue Ellery says the education department will carry out its own investigation into the circumstances surrounding a high school stabbing incident.

Two teenage students from Willetton Senior High School were charged on Tuesday after a 14-year-old allegedly stabbed a female school teacher with a knife that was brought to school by the other student.

Police say the pair had conspired in online messages to carry out the attack for three weeks prior to the incident.

“We need to to an investigation into the circumstances of this student and that will happen, and the police will do their investigation as well,” Education Minister Sue Ellery told Liam Bartlett on 6PR Mornings.

“Everyone should go to work and be safe, and schools should be really safe for students and teachers.

“This should not have happened.

“What was also distressing about it was that it was in the student support services area, which is the area where students go when they need support and assistance.

“So these teachers working in that area are dedicated to providing support to students who need a bit of extra help.”

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