22 pupils appear for vandalism

2008-04-29 22:35
Mount Frere - Twenty-two pupils who allegedly assaulted teachers and vandalised an Eastern Cape school appeared in the Mount Frere Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, said police.

They were released into the custody of their parents, with the exception of one was sent to a place of safety because he had no parents, said Superintendent Mike Fatyela.

Their court appearance followed violent protests at Colana Secondary School last Thursday, by pupils who wanted to do their matric after failing Grade 11.

They allegedly assaulted teachers and broke windows and doors, before stealing computers and 49 bicycles which had been donated to the school.

A teacher was injured in one of the attacks, and her car was set on fire.

The school had been closed since then and is due to reopen on May 6.

Fatyela said some of the stolen property had been recovered in areas around Mount Frere.

The group of pupils would appear in the same court on May 23, on charges of theft and vandalism.

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