School, cops turn blind eye to bullying - report

2014-11-24 10:08
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Johannesburg - Teachers at Hoërskool Elspark in Ekurhuleni and police officials allegedly failed to intervene when two siblings were bullied and assaulted on the school grounds, The Star reported on Monday.

The mother of the 15-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy told the paper she alerted the school to her children's assaults, some of which were recorded by other children on their cellphones.

School staff told her they could do nothing about it.

The mother approached the police and the education department and handed them video evidence of the assaults which occurred on separate occasions.

At a school meeting the school principal asked that they withdraw the charges against the other pupil because "it was making the school look bad".

Reportedly no punishment was given to the bully.

The children have allegedly been assaulted again and no longer want to go to the school.

The provincial education department told The Star it was aware of the matter and was investigating.

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