Boy viciously attacked by Grade 1s

2012-09-05 09:38

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Durban - A group of Grade 1 pupils assaulted a 7-year-old classmate so severely that he might not be able to walk properly again.

The group of six pupils aged between 6 and 8 viciously kicked and punched the boy in front of other children at Qedizaba Primary School in Newcastle, reported the TimesLive.

A teacher had asked the boy to report noisemakers in class when the teacher left the room and when the boy did so, the boys he had named responded by attacking him.

The boy sustained possible injuries to his liver and kidneys as well as possible spinal injuries.

The boy’s grandmother was distraught, saying: "I'm in so much pain. I cry day and night after what happened to him. My grandson might never be able to walk properly again because of the assault," she said.

She said teachers had persuaded her to try to resolve things "amicably" with the parents of the attackers but she still believes that the assailants should be punished.

The school principal said he was looking into the matter.

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