TTAPR on October 15th, 2014

Parents are reeling after a Werribee schoolboy let off a home-made explosive device at a primary school on December 9. The 11-year-old made the device with items from a $2 shop and was suspended for a week, according to Manorvale Primary School principal Helen Watson. The incident went viral on social media, with more than [...]

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Five teenage girls have been charged after a video of a violent brawl at a school oval in Western Australia was posted online. Footage of the fight last week showed children and adults encouraging two girls as punches were thrown and hair was pulled at the oval in South Hedland. The fight broke out at [...]

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A TEACHER who was sacked for misconduct including putting a student in a headlock after the youth punched him said the NSW education system left teachers “powerless to discipline kids”. Science and agriculture teacher Stephen Krix was fired from Riverstone High School when he fought back against a year-10 student who refused to work and [...]

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TTAPR on September 5th, 2013

A SCHOOL south of Sydney has been put into lockdown after an 11-year-old student allegedly threatened a teacher with a pair of scissors and hurled objects at him. Police and paramedics were called to Bargo Primary School on Thursday morning after reports of an assault. The teacher suffered a grazed arm and the school went [...]

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TTAPR on September 5th, 2013

A school in Adelaide’s northern suburbs has been rocked by claims its staff are ignoring complaints about violence and bullying. It comes after a boy was rushed to hospital after being knocked out by his own brother at Gawler and District B-12 College. “His older brother came and hit me three times in the head [...]

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It is the second stabbing in a week in Brisbane’s schools. A 14-year-old boy is being treated in hospital after a stabbing at a school in Brisbane’s south-west. Emergency crews were called to the Inala Flexible Learning Centre after a fight between two boys about 11:30am (AEST). It is understood a teenager was stabbed in [...]

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TTAPR on July 4th, 2013

A STUDENT who threatened teachers at a remote Territory school with a tomahawk had to be restrained by six staff and injected with sedatives three times before he calmed down, the NT Education Union has said. NTEU president Matthew Cranitch said teachers were spat on, scratched, bit and hit while restraining the student during the [...]

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Restraint techniques used to control young people are being reviewed by the Justice Department after a report by the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian highlighted “systemic issues” at the state’s two centres in Brisbane and Townsville. The report examines the cases of six young detainees who suffered serious injuries between September [...]

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GUARDS at a Melbourne youth detention centre fear they may not return home from work at the end of their shift because of five brutal weeks that have left three of them in hospital. In the latest incident, on Sunday night, a guard had his skull fractured after allegedly being king-hit and stomped by two [...]

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The Supreme Court has granted a retrial to a woman who sued a Ballarat Primary School for injuries she incurred when restraining an aggressive student. Margaret Rees was an integration aide at the school at Delecombe when she intervened to stop one child from attacking another in 2003. She alleged she suffered anxiety, a major [...]

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