Mother banned from school for vile abuse

A MOTHER called her son's principal a "trash mongrel", threatened to nail his head "to the gutter" and said there would be a "bloodbath" at the school.

The Mirani woman was banned from entering the Mirani State High School grounds for 12 months for repeatedly abusing and threatening violence towards teachers and a student.

Principal Scott Cage said it was the worst example of "persistent, aggressive and threatening behaviour of any parent" in his 24-year career with Education Queensland.

The shocking case has come to light in a Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) decision, published online this week. It highlighted the increasing frequency with which teachers were subject to abuse, Queensland Teachers Union president Kevin Bates said.

The woman refused to attend the hearing, under QCAT member Ron Joachim.

In his decision Mr Joachim said the woman had behaved in a "totally disgraceful manner" and had to be prohibited from entering the school.

He found the maximum 12-month ban was appropriate.

Mirani deputy principal Matthew Horton called the woman to the school on October 14, 2010 because her son had been harassing a girl in Year 8. Mr Cage was present at the meeting.

She called Mr Cage a "trash mongrel" and said she would "smash the grin off your (expletive) face".

The woman made numerous threats towards the Year 8 girl and called her a "lying piece of (expletive) trash" and said, "You wait until I see her, I can't wait until I see that (expletive expletive) up town. I know her, she will (expletive) get it".

Mr Cage arranged a lockdown in the administration area when the woman was called back later to collect her son.

The woman made threats to several teachers over many months.

The woman also told a teacher during a phone call, "I'll be terminating your (expletive) head tomorrow".

She also told Mr Cage she would "nail your (expletive) head to the gutter".

Mr Horton also reported threats to students outside the school.



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