UPDATE | Woman charged after teacher allegedly attacked at Byron Bay school

UPDATE @ April 30 2019 3.20pm | A woman has now been charged with allegedly stabbing a teacher at a Byron Bay public school.

The 31-year-old woman has been charged with wounding a person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

She’s been refused bail and will front Tweed Heads Court on Wednesday.


The 28-year-old male teacher is understood to have been transferred to Tweed Hospital to undergo surgery.

The New South Wales Education Department says counselling is being offered to students and staff.

EARLIER @ April 30 2019 12.10pm | A woman has been arrested after a teacher was stabbed with a pair of scissors at a primary school in Byron Bay.

Police have confirmed, a woman is assisting police with their inquiries, following her arrest at a home on Beach Side Drive in Suffolk Park.

Police were called to Byron Bay Public School on Kingsley Street just after 7am, following reports a man had been stabbed.

In a statement, Police confirmed a 28-year-old male teacher was speaking with a 36-year-old woman, before she allegedly attacked him with a pair of scissors.

The woman ran off, leaving the man with cuts to his face and arm.

He was taken to hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries and the school was forced into lockdown.

The lockdown was lifted about three hours later when the woman was arrested.

Parents shared their shock on the Byron Bay Community Board public Facebook group, with some praising the school for their reaction.

Others were also grateful the incident happened before most of the children had arrived for the day, however, one parent said some children had seen ‘a pool of blood’.

EARLIER | Byron Bay Public School has been thrown into lockdown on Tuesday morning after a teacher was stabbed on the grounds.

There are reports a female parent attacked the male teacher with a pair of scissors before school time at around 7.20am at the grounds on Kingsley Street, Byron Bay.

It’s understood the victim is being treated in hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

A local took to the Byron Bay Community Board public Facebook group to confirm students at the primary school were safe.

“There has been an incident at the school this morning which has resulted in a teacher being hospitalized,” the post read.

“We have been reassured that our child and all the children are safe. Just wanted to let everyone know, in case you wanted to contact the school and check on the wellbeing of your child, although they can’t share any details of the incident.”