A Perth student who was once considered “high-achieving” is currently being held in custody.
At the same time, the President of the Children’s Court in Western Australia decides whether or not she should be sentenced to a term of immediate juvenile detention for her role in a plot to kill one of her teachers at Willetton Senior High School.
The plot involved the student trying to stab the teacher in the neck, which would have resulted in the teacher’s death.
The young lady, who cannot be named for privacy reasons, was just 13 years old the previous year when she and a friend discussed the plan on the Discord social media app over two weeks.
During the sentencing hearing, the details of their message were presented to the Children’s Court. The court was informed that the two had initially discussed setting fire to the school.
The young lady, who was 13, communicated with her companion via text message, saying, “The notion of stabbing should take over now.” This was after she had reached the conclusion that the first plan would not be successful.
The friend’s response was that she was going to conduct some “research,” and subsequent texts provided specific instructions on how and where to stab the instructor in such a way as to severe an artery and cause “instant death.”
The court was informed that on November 1 of the previous year, the friend texted the 13-year-old to tell her that she had “got the knife” before riding to school together with the two.
The 13-year-old was given the knife by a friend who was subject to bag searches. The 13-year-old hid the knife in her bag for a couple of hours before returning it to the buddy who was subject to bag searches.
The buddy then proceeded to the instructor’s office, where, while they were having a meeting, she lunged at the instructor with the goal of stabbing her to death and tried to do so throughout the encounter.
Because the woman rose up to answer a knock on the door at the critical moment, she ended up suffering only a one-centimeter wound around the area of her armpit. Fortunately, this outcome was the result of.
Prosecutor Brad Hollingsworth disclosed that the knock on the door was caused by three other students who had been informed of the plan to stab someone earlier that morning and decided to raise the alarm.
He stated in front of Judge Hylton Quail that “they are the ones who, maybe, saved the life of the teacher.
The court was told that the 13-year-old girl remained silent until police informed her that she was a suspect in the crime, despite the fact that the school went into an emergency lockdown.
She was initially charged with attempted murder; however, her guilty plea to the lesser offence of “with intent, doing an act that caused bodily damage” was accepted by the prosecuting attorneys.