School forced into lock down after girls attack teacher

TWO teenage girls have been arrested after Kingscliff High was forced into lock down following an alleged assault yesterday.

About 11:30am two female students, aged 13 and 16, allegedly confronted another student and a teacher at the school. 

Police will allege the girls tried to entice a 14-year-old girl to fight before the teacher intervened and removed them from the classroom.

Later in the day the two girls approached the same student and once again tried to get her to participate in a fight.

While the 14-year-old girl was walking to the office with a teacher they were both allegedly assaulted with the girl being struck on the head a number of times.

A female teacher was also knocked over during the incident before other teachers came to their aid and restrained the two girls.

Police were contacted and the school was placed in lockdown for an hour while investigations were conducted.

The two girls, aged 13 and 16, were arrested by police and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where the younger girl was spoken to and will be issued a youth caution under the Young Offenders Act.

The 16-year-old girl was charged with common assault and intimidation offences and will appear in a Children's Court on Monday 24 March 2014.

Both girls were also served with apprehended violence orders.