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Responding to Violent Incidents between Students

When a violent incident occurs between students at school or you hear that students are planning an incident, the school's response should take into account processes and consequences outlined in the school's Responsible Behaviour Plan for Students.

Teachers should consider whether it is safe to provide assistance, or whether they should call for assistance rather than try to intervene.

Sometimes the most important issue is keeping yourself and students safe. This may be done by removing students from the area.

If the incident is a criminal offence such as a physical or sexual assault, involves serious student harm and is on school grounds, the Principal should report the matter directly to the Queensland Police Service. In an emergency this can be done by phone, however, a written report is also made.

Further information on dealing with serious incidents of student to student harm is outlined in the Student Protection Policy External Link. Under this policy reporting an incident of student to student harm is covered under the Child Protection Act 1999.

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