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Jordan River Senior School goes into lockdown on day one after ‘student incident’

Pulse Tasmania
Bridgewater's Jordan River Learning Federation Senior School Image / Supplied

An “incident” at a school in Hobart’s northern suburbs on the first day back for the year resulted in students being locked down yesterday.

Bridgewater’s Jordan River Learning Federation Senior School went into lockdown on Thursday for a “short period”, Acting Principal Leesa Pettit said.


Pulse understands a student was allegedly stabbed with a pair of scissors.

“The incident earlier today involved a small number of students known to each other,” Pettit told parents on Thursday evening.

Bridgewater’s Jordan River Learning Federation Senior School Acting Principal Leesa Pettit. Image / Facebook

“We appreciate the actions of the highly skilled staff who assisted in managing this situation professionally until the police arrived to ensure student safety.”

The Acting Principal commended the students for their “calm and safe” response to the day-one lockdown and urged parents to reach out to the school with any concerns about their children.

A Tasmania Police car. Image / Pulse

“Please be assured that the school is working to support the students and families involved in this incident, including those who may have been indirectly impacted,” she said.

“I am disappointed that this is my first communication with you for the school year, but I do want to share that today was a largely positive experience.”


She said student and staff safety remained the highest priority to the school.

Tasmania Police confirmed a student received minor injuries as a result of the “altercation”.

“The matter is under investigation by Bridgewater Police, who are following a specific line of inquiry,” police said.

Anyone with information can contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers anonymously.

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