Teenagers charged with attempted murder after stabbing at Perth’s Willetton Senior High School


Boy, 14, and girl, 13, who ‘PLANNED to stab their female teacher to death’ at a high school are charged with attempted murder after allegedly knifing her in the chest

  • Teacher allegedly stabbed multiple times by student at high school in Perth
  • Woman aged in her 50s was rushed to hospital just after 11am on Monday
  • Student, 14, arrested after spending hours on the run, no charges yet been laid










Two teenagers have been charged with attempted murder after they allegedly stabbed a teacher in the upper chest, sending a top Perth school into lockdown.

Emergency services were called to Willetton Senior High School in the city’s south just after 11am on Monday after reports a woman aged in her 50s, had sustained stab wounds.

The teacher was allegedly stabbed in front of horrified students before the younger attacker reportedly fled.

The two students, a 13-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy will face Perth Children’s Court later on Tuesday. 

The pair allegedly discussed plans to kill the teacher over online messages since October 14. 

Willetton Senior High School students (pictured afterwards) were ordered to remain in their classrooms following an alleged stabbing at the school on Monday

Willetton Senior High School students (pictured afterwards) were ordered to remain in their classrooms following an alleged stabbing at the school on Monday

The teacher was rushed to Fiona Stanley Hospital with non life-threatening injuries, where she remains in a stable condition.

It’s understood the year advisor suffered a ‘minor wound’ was allegedly stabbed by the Year 8 student in small room.

Students recalled seeing blood on the floor and being ordered to ‘get inside and lock the doors’ following the alleged incident.

‘No one knew what was going on, they didn’t tell us anything,’ one told Seven News.

Forensic officers were seen leaving the Peeth school carrying bags of evidence

Forensic officers were seen leaving the Peeth school carrying bags of evidence

Another student described the injured woman as one of the nicest teachers at the school.

‘I can’t really understand what’s happened,’ she told Nine News.

‘I messaged my sister and she was like ‘yeah, someone got stabbed’. I’m scared. The teacher said to lock the door and everything.’

Police were seen leaving the school with bags of evidence which will be forensically examined. 

Principal Trevor Hunter addressed the incident in a note sent home to parents.

Police (pictured at the scene) were called to the school in Perth's south after a teacher was allegedly stabbed

Police (pictured at the scene) were called to the school in Perth’s south after a teacher was allegedly stabbed

‘The incident occurred at recess and as a precaution all students were kept in their classrooms for a brief period,’ he wrote.

‘The school and administration staff acted immediately to ensure students were kept away from the situation. At no time were any students in danger.’

The education department reiterated assurances no students were in danger.

‘We send our best wishes to the teacher involved and will be offering her support and to any others affected by this incident,’ WA Department of Education Director General Lisa Rodgers added.

State School Teachers’ Union of WA president Pat Byrne described the alleged incident as ‘deeply disturbing.’

 Willetton Senior High School is regarded as one of Perth’s top public schools.

Emergency services were called to Willetton Senior High School (pictured) just after 11am on Monday after reports the teacher, aged in her 50s, had sustained stab wounds

Emergency services were called to Willetton Senior High School (pictured) just after 11am on Monday after reports the teacher, aged in her 50s, had sustained stab wounds

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