Two women charged over assault of Rangeway Primary staff member

Jake DietschGeraldton Guardian
A staff member of Rangeway Primary School was assaulted
Camera IconA staff member of Rangeway Primary School was assaulted Credit: Jake Dietsch/Geraldton Guardian

A staff member at a primary school in Geraldton had clumps of hair ripped out when she was allegedly attacked by two women.

Police say the attack on the 57 year-old woman occurred about 3.30pm outside Rangeway Primary School.

Sen. Sgt Chris Martin said a child had mistakenly been placed on a bus but when it was realised the child was not meant to be on the bus they were immediately returned to the school.

This prompted a dispute between a member of staff and two women.

Sen. Sgt Martin alleged the victim lost parts of her hair when she was assaulted and suffered bruising to her head.

The two women from the Geraldton area have each been charged with common assault and the more serious charge of assault occasioning bodily harm.

They are set to appear in Geraldton Magistrates Court on March 4.

Sen. Sgt Martin said police had “fully investigated” the assault and discouraged members of the public from taking the law into their own hands.

“When mistakes are made the right course of action is to address them with the school in a proper manner,” he said.

“Violence is never the answer. This assault was totally unacceptable and we take a zero tolerance approach.”

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