School suspends pupil after stabbing
Cape Town - A 15-year-old pupil, who allegedly stabbed a schoolmate with a pair of scissors in George last week, has been suspended from the school.
Western Cape education department spokesperson Bronagh Casey said on Tuesday the reasons for the attack at PW Botha College were being investigated.
"The details are being investigated. However, no matter what the cause, there is no excuse for violence. The alleged perpetrator has been temporarily suspended and will face a disciplinary hearing."
The involvement of other pupils in the stabbing was also being investigated, she said.
The victim, 16, who had returned to school to write his exams, received stitches on his hand and head after the attack. He laid charges against his attacker.
Police had visited the school and were investigating.
Casey said the police would give pupils a presentation on conflict management this week. The department also arranged for counselling for the pupils and the victim.