UPDATE | Primary school student charged over alleged teacher stabbing

UPDATE @ October 29, 6.00am | Police have charged an 11-year-old girl over the stabbing of a teacher in Townsville yesterday.

Just before midday, emergency services were called to Heatley State Primary School, where a student had allegedly stabbed a teacher.

Police attended and found an 11-year-old girl within the school grounds armed with a knife.


They gave her multiple verbal commands before tasering her and taking her into custody.

Meantime, the 56-year-old teacher suffered a small, non-life-threatening wound to the back of her shoulder.

She was taken to Townsville Hospital as a precaution, and has since been released.

Police have since charged the 11-year-old girl with one count each of wounding, possessing a knife in a public place or a school and threatening violence.

She is scheduled to appear at children’s court on a later date.

EARLIER @ October 28, 1.00pm | A young child is reportedly assisting police with inquiries after a teacher was stabbed by a student at a school in Townsville.

Emergency services were called to Heatley State Primary School just before midday, following reports that a staff member had been stabbed.

A female teacher reportedly suffered chest and shoulder injuries, and sustained a puncture wound to her shoulder.

She was taken to hospital in a non-life-threatening condition.

It’s since been reported that a 12-year-old child is assisting police with inquiries.

There are also reports that the 12-year-old was tasered, though police have been unable to confirm this with myGC.

The school was placed into lock down around midday, though it’s understood parents have since been able to come and pick up their children.