Pupils relieved bully is dead

2012-11-22 08:40

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Johannesburg - Schoolchildren at Phineas Xulu Secondary School say they are relieved that a school bully is dead as he often tormented them.

An 18-year-old pupil has been arrested and charged with murder for shooting dead Nkululeko Ndlovu in a classroom at the school, reported The Star.

The boy apparently used his metro police mother’s gun in the shooting.

His mother told Eyewitness News that her son was a quiet boy who liked to play computer games at home and said she was unaware of his problems at school.

She said she feared for his future and “I am hurt because it happened to my baby”.

But fellow pupils said they were not sad about Ndlovu’s death as they too had been victims of his bullying.  

“We never [wanted] to go to the toilets because we were scared of him. One day I was at the toilet and he came in, grabbed me by my private parts and took my money. His friends were just standing there, laughing,” one boy said.

Another girl said if the school had taken action against Ndlovu, his death could have been avoided.

But an education department spokesperson said the school had been aware of the boy’s problems and had been working with his grandmother to address them.

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