An 11-year-old girl has been charged for allegedly stabbing a teacher at a Queensland primary school.

Police tasered the girl at the school at Heatley, in Townsville, just before midday before taking her into custody.

They say they found her inside the school grounds armed with a knife after responding to reports of a student stabbing a female teacher.

Senior Sergeant Scot Warrick said the girl received immediate medical attention after she was subdued by officers.

“The student was brought under control in a safe manner as quickly as possible, immediate first aid was provided,” he told the ABC.

The teacher, 56, suffered a small non-life-threatening wound to the back of her shoulder and was transported to Townsville Hospital as a precaution.

Sen Sgt Warrick said the knife had been described to him as “a small paring knife”.

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The girl was charged with one count each of wounding, possession of a knife in a public place or school and threatening violence.

She is due to appear at a children’s court at a later date.

 

AAP