Teacher threatened with knife



A TEENAGER has been charged with numerous offences after a high school teacher was threatened with a knife in Grafton on Tuesday.

At 12.45pm a group of students at the high school saw two male youths enter the school grounds by jumping over a fence, police said.

The youths, dressed in dark clothing, spoke with the students.

While the youths were speaking with students a male teacher approached the group and one of the intruders allegedly produced a knife, while the other made threats.

The teacher asked the pair to leave the school grounds and both complied.

Grafton police attended the school and conducted inquiries into the incident.

Later that day officers arrested a 17-year-old Grafton youth. He was taken to Grafton Police Station and interviewed by officers.

He was subsequently charged with common assault, intimidate staff attending school, custody of knife in school and enter enclosed lands.

He has been granted conditional bail to appear in Grafton Children's Court on Wednesday, May 31.

Police are continuing their inquiries as they try to identify and locate the youth's alleged co-offender.

Anyone with information that might assist investigators is urged to immediately contact Grafton Police on 66420222 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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