Teacher 'Lucky To Be Alive' After Alleged Scissors Stabbing
A mother accused of stabbing a Byron Bay teacher is a danger to society and escaped from a mental health facility two weeks ago, a court has heard.
A woman faced Tweed Heads Local Court by video link on Wednesday, accused of using a pair of scissors to stab 28-year-old Zane Vockler in the face and arm.
The court was told the teacher is lucky to have survived the alleged attack at the Byron Bay Public School about 7 am on Tuesday.
Vockler has undergone surgery after allegedly suffering a fractured arm, a deep wound behind his left ear and cuts to his arm and face.
The woman has been charged with unlawful wounding causing grievous bodily harm and entering enclosed land.
"It was a targeted and premeditated attack and it was completely unprovoked," prosecutor Sergeant Nathan Lockett told the court on Wednesday.
"The victim is lucky to be alive."
The woman fled the school after the alleged assault and was later arrested at her Suffolk Park home.
Lockett objected to a bail application, saying the woman had a serious history of violence and was at risk of reoffending.
The court heard she is unstable and unmedicated after escaping from a mental health facility two weeks ago.
Magistrate Geoff Dunlevy denied bail, saying there was a significant risk to the victim and the community at large if she was released.
"Police particulars of the offence reveals very violent conduct. It was a very serious assault on the victim which was unprovoked," Dunlevy said.
The woman was remanded for mention in Byron Bay Local Court on June 27.