A Byron Bay primary school has gone into lockdown after a teacher was allegedly stabbed by a parent with a pair of scissors.

There are reports a female parent stabbed the teacher on the ground of Byron Bay Public School at about 7.20am this morning.

Police were reportedly called to the school shortly after the incident.

The man suffered cuts to his face and arms and was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The woman was arrested by 11am and is now being interviewed by police.

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.”

More details to come…


  • I hope this creates some changes. No excuse for this behaviour and not only is it terrible for the teacher it’s terrible for the kids too.

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  • Most pupils wouldn’t be in the school grounds that early unless they were at Before School Hours Care. I reckon the Female will have to undergo mental health assessment and / or will be put in prison. They can have mental health therapy in prison. Her child/ children is/are going to be affected by this even if they didn’t witness the incident.

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  • Not a good thing for kids to be witnessing :( I can’t wait to hear the reason why the parent stabbed this teacher though. A love affair gone wrong perhaps? Or maybe a suspected kiddy fiddling? I’m on tenterhooks

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  • So scary !! We hear of incidents of health professionals being attacked, so this yet another one. So wrong and in front of the children ! What an example on how to deal with disagreements and conflicts. I wonder if this mom was mentally sick.


    • Hope the teacher and the children witnessing it, recover well.

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  • This should never have happened, disgusting for a parent to do

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  • This is terrible! How sad for everyone involved. This is not what we want our kids to be witnessing!


    • It most certainly is not – just horrible for everyone involved in this incident.

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  • Ugh, poor teacher and kids if they witnessed it

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  • This sounds pretty awful, even without details.

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  • 7:20am is very early for parents to be on site. I hope the teacher is ok.

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  • Woah, how scary to happen at a school. I hope they look into what provoked her & the family home life for the kids sake too

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  • How awful – this is a scary incident at a school.

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  • a bit scary…

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  • Oh my. I am curious to see why she did that!
    What a scare for the teacher. Those cuts must be painful!!

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  • what the hell? seriously people get a life!

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  • Gee, I hope the teacher is ok. How scary for some of the kids and other parents if they saw it happen

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