Police rush to Gold Coast school as woman seeks refuge from man in child care centre

A WOMAN has been taken to hospital after seeking refuge in a Gold Coast school’s child care centre.

Saint Stephens College in Upper Coomera was forced into lock down this afternoon after a woman sought refuge in the child care centre of the school whilst being pursued by a male.

Headmaster Jamie Dorrington issued a statement advising parents and students of the incident which occurred just after 12.45pm Wednesday.


“There was an incident today where a young woman sought refuge in the Saint Stephen’s Childcare Centre whilst being pursued by a male. Steps were immediately taken to ensure the safety of the children and police were contacted. Police arrived within five minutes and took the male into custody. The centre remained in lockdown until the police advised it was safe to return to regular activities.”

You will understand that as this matter is in the hands of the Queensland Police, I will not be able to provide any more detail than is contained in this message, but I do want to acknowledge the professionalism of our childcare centre staff,” Mr Dorrington posted on the school’s facebook page.

Police have this afternoon confirmed that the man has been charged and the woman has been taken to hospital.

The pair did not come into contact with any children during the incident.

Statement from Headmaster Jamie Dorrington Re: Incident in Childcare Centre – 14 October 2015There was an incident…

Posted by Saint Stephen’s College on Tuesday, October 13, 2015