Teen caught entering school looking to fight "bully"

A ROCKHAMPTON magistrate has condemned the actions of a teenager after she was caught sneaking into a school with plans to fight a student.

The 17-year-old and a friend each pleaded guilty in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court on Thursday to one count of trespass.

Police prosecutor Senior Constable Manon Barwick said the pair were spotted walking into Glenmore State High School by two school-based officers patrolling the grounds.

The court heard one of the girls was wearing a school uniform, despite not being enrolled at Glenmore.

Police later found the girls and spoke to them, where one said she planned to fight a student at the school.

Defence solicitor Shayne Studdert said one of the girls wanted to fight someone who was bullying her friend, while the co-accused was simply there to watch.

The 17-year-old who planned to start the fight was fined $400, with a conviction recorded.

Magistrate Cameron Press said she was "probably lucky" the police deterred the pair from entering the school.

"It was a very foolish, silly and stupid thing to get involved in," he told her.

The other girl was fined $350 with no conviction recorded.



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