4 teens held for school bus stabbing

2014-04-12 13:34

Four high school pupils aged between 16 and 19 have been arrested for allegedly stabbing four others on a school bus in Cedara, outside Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

“Two accused were released into the care of their parents since they were minors,” Captain Thulani Zwane said today.

Four pupils were yesterday stabbed during a fight on a school bus.

Two were stabbed in the chest, a third had severe facial injuries and the fourth was stabbed in the arm, ER24 spokeswoman Luyanda Majija said earlier.

“Paramedics were told that the incident occurred when some 12 males arrived at the school and some jumped on the bus and started stabbing the learners on the bus.”

Zwane said that one of those arrested was an accused in a case of assault with an intent to cause grievous bodily harm dating back to August. The pupils who were stabbed were witnesses in that case.

“[The] arrested suspects will be charged with attempted murder and will appear in Pietermaritzburg Magistrates’ Court soon,” he said.

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