Student stabs teacher at southern suburbs high school
Police are currently hunting for a student who stabbed a teacher at Willeton Senior High School.
Paramedics were called to the school grounds just after 11am, finding the woman in her 50’s with non-life threatening injuries to her stomach.
The school was put into lockdown, as well as two nearby primary schools after the student fled.
The teacher remains in Fiona Stanley Hospital in a stable condition.
6PR Nine News reporter Tracy Vo told Oliver Peterson the school was locked down for about 30 minutes.
WA Education Department director general Lisa Rodgers said in a statement the lockdown was a “precuation.”
“School staff acted immediately to ensure students were kept away from the situation. At no time were any students in danger,” she said.
“We send our best wishes to the teacher involved and will be offering her support and to any others affected by this incident.”
Meanwhile the State School Teachers Union WA said they are “deeply disturbed” by the incident.
President Pat Byrne said in a statement, “every teacher should be able to go to work confident that they will be safe from harm.
“Through its Safety is Our Priority campaign the SSTUWA has worked unceasingly to improve safety standards at schools.
“This incident is a reminder of the dangers teachers face and the need for constant improvements around safety in schools.”
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