Boy arrested after primary school pupil (12) stabbed to death

2014-10-14 08:38

A boy has been arrested after a pupil was stabbed to death at Bula Dikgoro Primary School in Mamelodi, Gauteng police said.

“Mamelodi police are investigating a case of murder and a suspect was arrested and kept at a place of safety, as he is a minor,” Captain Doniah Mothutsane said today.

“He is appearing at the Mamelodi Magistrates’ Court later today.”

The boy was arrested after he allegedly stabbed a 12-year-old Grade 6 pupil at the school yesterday morning.

The Gauteng education department said the school immediately called an ambulance and the police. Paramedics certified the 12-year-old pupil dead on the scene.

Spokesperson Phumla Sekhonyane said it was difficult for the department to comment on the incident, as it was running an investigation parallel to that of the police.

“We are looking at the circumstances of the incident ... how it happened,” she said.

Trauma counselling would be provided by the department to the 12-year-old’s family and pupils at the school.

“We would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family of the learner who passed away, educators and fellow learners,” she said.

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