Teacher Allegedly Stabbed In Face And Arms By Parent With Scissors
A woman has been charged after she allegedly stabbed a teacher at a NSW school on Tuesday morning.
NSW Police arrested the 31-year-old woman after she allegedly attacked the 28-year-old teacher with a pair of scissors at Byron Bay Public School, on the NSW north coast, around 7.20am.
The woman and the teacher were speaking on the school premises before the woman allegedly approached the man with the scissors NSW Police said. The teacher's face and arms were injured in the attack, the Australian Associated Press reports.
The school was locked down following the incident and police commenced a search for the female parent. They found her at around 10.30 am and made an arrest.
She was questioned and later charged.
The NSW Department of Education confirmed to 10 News First that a staff member had been injured.
"An incident occurred this morning before school involving a staff member," a statement from the Department said.
The teacher was taken to Byron Central Hospital where he was treated for the non-life threatening cuts. He was then taken to Tweed Hosptial to undergo surgery in a stable condition.
10 daily understands the lockdown has been lifted and the school has been operating normally since 11am.
"Strict security measures were taken until police confirmed it was safe for the school to operate as normal," the Department said.
No other teachers and students were injured in the alleged incident and the NSW Department of Education has made counselling available to all staff and students.
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