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A primary school student was tasered by police in Queensland after allegedly stabbing a teacher.
The 12-year-old girl was taken into police custody after a stab wound was inflicted on the 56-year-old teacher's shoulder at Heatley Primary School in Townsville.
District Duty Officer Senior Sergeant Scot Warrick told reporters: "At about 11.30am this morning emergency services responded to a disturbance at Heatley Primary.
"Investigations have revealed there was an altercation within the school between the teacher and the student.
"A female teacher has suffered non life-threatening puncture-like stab wound to the shoulder, and it is alleged a student of the school was involved in the incident. Both people involved have gone to hospital."
9News says the blade that was used in the alleged attack was a small paring knife.
A Year 6 student told the TV network: "I thought it was a stick at first but then I found out it was a knife.
"It was kind of a pocket knife. That's all I ever saw or heard.
"Some of our class saw it and got shocked. [The girl] was acting a little suspicious at first and then she was grabbing sticks and chucking [them] and trying to hit people.
"It was very scary to see this school being like this."
A spokesperson for the Department of Education has told the Courier Mail the school was placed in lockdown until about midday.
"Heatley State School is committed to providing a safe, respectful and disciplined learning environment," he said.
"Any situation that threatens the safety and well-being of students or others in the school community is treated extremely seriously, and dealt with as a matter of priority.
"Violence in any form is not tolerated in Queensland state schools."
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