Western Australia police today charged a 13-year-old and a 14-year-old with unlawfully attempting to kill after a teacher was attacked at Willetton Senior High School yesterday.
The 14-year-old allegedly stabbed a female teacher in the student services block, where children go for support and counselling before running from the school.
The teacher suffered a one centimetre wound near her left armpit and was taken to Fiona Stanley Hospital for treatment.
An announcement was made over the PA for staff to keep children inside classrooms for about half an hour.
A student told 9News she was terrified during the alleged attack.
“The teacher said to lock the door and everything,” she said.
“[The teacher] has always been nice, she’s always been one of the teachers you can talk to so I can’t really understand what’s happened.”
Police arrived and arrested the teenager’s alleged accomplice, a 13-year-old, before they began searching for the 14-year-old, who was not found until 6.50pm.
According to police, the two young teenagers allegedly had a series of online conversations in which they planned to kill the teacher.
The 13-year-old allegedly brought the knife to school yesterday morning, which was given to the 14-year-old before the attack, police said.
Both teenagers are due to appear before the Perth Children’s Court today.