The teacher of students in a Greenacre classroom when a 4WD crashed into a school on Tuesday was a casual employee on her first day at the school.
According to the Daily Telegraph, the Banksia Street Public School teacher was treated for shock after the devastating accident, which claimed the lives of two of the pupils in the year three class.
“All the other teachers were gathered around her, telling her it’s not her fault,” said a witness to the incident.
It comes as NSW Police today revealed further charges of "dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm" and "cause actual bodily harm by misconduct" were laid against the alleged female driver.
It is understood the additional charges related to injuries sustained by the children who were taken to hospital.
After the incident, 17 people were treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics.
Two eight-year-old girls were taken to Westmead Children's Hospital in a stable condition, and one nine-year-old girl was hospitalised in a serious condition.
The female driver was initially charged with two counts of "dangerous driving occasioning death - drive manner dangerous", and "negligent driving (occasioning death)".
The woman was granted conditional bail and will front Bankstown Local Court on Wednesday, November 29.