Police probe Hedland SHS attack

Staff reportersNorth West Telegraph

Hedland Senior High School staff have been injured during school hours following an incident yesterday morning.

It has been revealed, following a 10 minute lockdown at the local high school, that an “aggressive” incident led to a student being escorted from the premises and staff members being injured.

Department of Education director general Sharyn O’Neill commended the staff for their quick action to ensure the safety of the students.

“I am shocked to hear our staff were confronted by such aggressive behaviour by a student,” she said.

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“Our teachers put their heart and soul into what they do every day and they deserve to work in a safe environment.

“Sadly, some of our staff were injured but no other students were harmed.

“We are doing everything we can to support the students and staff.”

South Hedland police responded to the lock down and said the incident is now an ongoing investigation.

Parents have been urged to contact Mr Swami or deputy principal Ryan Govan if they feel their children need support in relation to the incident.

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