A 11-year-old girl has been charged with wounding and knife possession after a teacher was stabbed at an elementary school in Australia Monday.
The 56-year-old female teacher was taken to hospital with a “small non-life-threatening wound to the back of her shoulder,” according to a statement from Queensland Police.
Shortly before midday local time, police were called to a school in Heatley, Queensland, following reports that a student had stabbed a teacher.
Officers used a stun gun on the child during the incident, police said.
The wounded teacher was taken to hospital but has since been discharged.
“Police located a 11-year-old girl inside the school grounds armed with a knife,” said the statement.
Officers gave her “multiple verbal commands” before “deploying a conductive energy device,” police said.
The pupil was arrested and later charged with one count each of wounding, possession of a knife in a public place or a school and threatening violence. The girl is expected to appear in front of a children’s court.
The incident happened at Heatley State Primary School in Townsville.