Alleged teacher slasher refused bail


Karina Sbaraini, 31, fronted Tweed Heads Local Court today charged with wound with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and entering inclosed lands without lawful excuse.

She was refused bail with prosecutors telling the court she was “unpredictable and volatile”, according to Nine.

She will next appear via audio visual link on June 27.

Police allege they found Sbairini hiding in her backyard three hours after the alleged attack, wearing a bloody shirt.

An orange pair of scissors, believed to have been used in the alleged attack, were found nearby.

Karina Sbaraini, 31, has been refused bail. Picture: FacebookSource:Facebook

Emergency services rushed to Byron Bay Public School in the north of NSW just before 7am yesterday to reports a teacher had allegedly been stabbed by a mother.

Police allege the 31-year-old mum stabbed Zane Vockler, a 28-year-old teacher who is regarded as one of the school’s best.

Officers allege Mr Vockler was speaking with the mum at the school before she approached him with a pair of scissors.

Mr Vockler was taken to Byron Central Hospital with cuts to his face and arms, and the alleged stabber ran from the school.

He was later transferred to Tweed Hospital to undergo surgery where he remains in a stable condition.

Zane Vockler was taken to Tweed Hospital for surgery.

Zane Vockler was taken to Tweed Hospital for surgery.Source:Supplied

The school was placed into lockdown for a number of hours yesterday as Byron Police established a crime scene and worked to find the woman.

Following inquiries, officers arrested the 31-year-old woman at a home on Beachside Drive, Suffolk Park around 10.30am yesterday.

Inspector Chad Deegenaars yesterday said the attack was not random and insisted the students were never at risk.

The NSW Education Department said strict security measures were put in place today until it was safe for the school to begin operating normally again.

Byron Bay Public School where a teacher was allegedly stabbed with a pair of scissors.

Byron Bay Public School where a teacher was allegedly stabbed with a pair of scissors.Source:Supplied

“Counselling has been made available to staff and students,” a spokesman said.

Parents whose children attend Byron Bay Public sung Mr Vockler’s praises yesterday.

“He’s amazing. I’ve never met someone who is so gentle and so caring, I’m in absolute shock,” one local mum told Nine.

Other parents commented on the horrific incident via a Byron Bay community group.

“The children have been told that a teacher had an accident. But, there was a pool of blood some children saw near the library. My son just showed me,” a woman wrote in the community Facebook group.

“I feel sick that it happened, and so shaken up that he saw the blood.”

Australian actor and Byron Bay local Chris Hemsworth, whose kids also attend the public school, yesterday joined other parents to help out in the school canteen.

Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataky volunteered just hours after the school was thrown into lockdown due to the alleged stabbing.

Hemsworth and Pataky entered the school after the lockdown was lifted and helped prepare sushi rolls in the canteen with a handful of other parents.

Their three children, India, 6, and twins Tristan and Sasha, 5, all attend the public school.

Pataky shared several videos from the morning on her Instagram and captioned one of them, “Always helpful to have a superhero in the kitchen.”

Chris Hemsworth helped out at the canteen.

Chris Hemsworth helped out at the canteen.Source:Instagram

Pataky captioned this video: ‘Another dad to help in the canteen today’.

Pataky captioned this video: ‘Another dad to help in the canteen today’.Source:Instagram



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