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Perth teacher stabbed: 15-year-old girl given reduced sentence: Willetton Senior High School

A teenage girl currently serving time at the infamous Banksia Hill Institution has had her sentence cut short despite attempting to kill her teacher in a conspiracy with a friend.

The two students, aged 13 and 14, stabbed their 55-year-old teacher, Colleen Hayes, in the armpit in her office at Willetton Senior High School in Perth in November last year.

They plotted to kill her before the horror stabbing, including discussing the best place to stab here to cut an artery via social media.

One of the girls, now 15, faced a long sentence but was sentenced to three years and a month in Banksia Hill juvenile detention center – but could walk free from 15 months.

The decision to reduce the sentence was taken by Chief Juvenile Court Hylton Quail, who learned during a recent visit to Banksia Hill that children were being forced into long periods of confinement due to a lack of personal.

A teenage girl currently serving time at the infamous Banksia Hill facility (pictured) has had her sentence cut short despite attempting to kill her teacher in a plot with a friend

The two students, aged 13 and 14, stabbed their 55-year-old teacher, Colleen Hayes, in the armpit in her office at Willetton Senior High School in Perth in November last year.

The two students, aged 13 and 14, stabbed their 55-year-old teacher, Colleen Hayes, in the armpit in her office at Willetton Senior High School in Perth in November last year.

A recent Supreme Court ruling found that a teenager in the detention center had been unlawfully locked up for 20 hours on 26 occasions.

This same teenager had also been confined to his cell for 24 hours on three occasions in a week.

The 15-year-old had spent six days in ‘unlawful confinement’ over the past two weeks – which influenced Judge Quail’s decision to reduce her sentence.

She also had no access to proper education or recreational activities inside Banksia Hill.

A recent Supreme Court ruling found that a teenager in the detention center had been unlawfully locked up for 20 hours on 26 occasions.

A recent Supreme Court ruling found that a teenager in the detention center had been unlawfully locked up for 20 hours on 26 occasions.

The court heard the girl, who was 14 at the time of the stabbing, had spent weeks planning the attack with her then 13-year-old friend on Discord. The couple even joked about the school fire – according to The West.

The co-defendant, who received a reduced sentence of 11 months for her role in the incident, first suggested the stabbing as the eldest daughter planned the area for the stab wound – reading the armpit was one place effective in killing.

The eldest daughter told her co-defendant she believed she would spend four to eight years behind bars for the crime, the court heard.

The court heard the girl, who was 14 at the time of the stabbings, had spent weeks planning the attack with her then 13-year-old friend.

The court heard the girl, who was 14 at the time of the stabbings, had spent weeks planning the attack with her then 13-year-old friend.

The stabbing was supposed to take place on November 1 so the girl could celebrate Halloween first.

On the day of the attack, the girls cycled to school where the eldest daughter revealed to her younger friend that she had a knife.

The young girl agreed to hide the blade in her bag, as the older daughter had her belongings searched due to previous self-harm and mental health issues.

The court heard three students who overheard their conversation and tried to convince the girl not to act, but they were fired.

The co-conspirators lured their teacher saying, “Miss, I’ve got something for you.”

When the teacher asked him if their surprise was good or bad, the teenager replied: “A good surprise”.

The young girls had planned the attack on Discord – and delayed the stabbing to celebrate Halloween

The young girls had planned the attack on Discord – and delayed the stabbing to celebrate Halloween

At that point, the three students who overheard their conversation alerted the receptionist – who then told the teacher to get out.

As the teacher stood up, the teenager attacked her with the knife, stabbing her armpit.

The teacher had a shallow 1cm wound – but Judge Quail said there were deep emotional scars from the attack.

The judge considered the 15-year-old’s guilty plea and the fact that she was not emotionally stable at the time.

He pointed to a psychiatric report that indicated she was at risk of developing borderline personality disorder.

Judge Quail also said she had made “remarkable” progress in rehab, referring to a letter she wrote to the teacher she attacked, in which she described being felt like “a freak” for his actions.