An 11-year-old Primary School pupil has been arrested in Australia, after she allegedly stabbed her teacher in front of other students.
Police officers used taser on the pupil, whose name was withheld, at the Heatley State Primary School in Townsville, Queensland, on Monday, after they found her with a knife.
She was taken into custody, after “conductive energy device” was used on her because she refused to yield to verbal commands, the police said.
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The girl reportedly stabbed a 56-year-old female teacher in the shoulder at around 11:30 a.m. local time, 9News reported.
Police said the teacher was taken to Townsville Hospital with a small wound on the back of her shoulder. Her injuries are not life-threatening, authorities also said.
“Just before midday, police were called to an educational facility where a student allegedly stabbed a teacher,” Queensland Police said.
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“Police located an 11-year-old girl inside the school grounds armed with a knife. Officers gave the girl multiple verbal commands prior to deploying a conductive energy device and taken into custody.”
The girl is said to be assisting police with their inquiries, the statement added.
Investigators from Queensland Police’s Child Protection Unit are working with the school officials to investigate the incident, 9News further reported.
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The news channel quoted Scot Warrick, a Senior Sergeant, that a number of students had witnessed the incident, which he said took place in the school close to a classroom.
Warrick said he could not confirm what exactly prompted the incident, but he noted that the knife used by the girl was a small knife.