Shot Sasolburg teacher undergoes surgery

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Bloemfontein - A Sasolburg school teacher who was shot by a pupil was in a stable condition after undergoing surgery, a hospital official said on Friday.

Emfuleni MediClinic spokesperson Retha Behr said the teacher was operated on to have the bullet removed from his leg.

He was in the intensive care unit of the Vanderbijlpark hospital on Friday afternoon.

"He is in a stable condition," said Behr.

The teacher was shot by a 15-year-old at a Sasolburg high school on Friday morning around 10:45, Free State police said.

"This morning, a 15-year-old boy was chasing three other pupils at school. He was stopped by the deputy principal, asking him why he was chasing them," Sergeant Sellwane Mapamela said.

"During this questioning, the boy pulled a pistol from behind his back but a shot did not go off."

Mapamela said the boy then ran away. Two teachers followed and tried to disarm him. During the scuffle, a shot went off, hitting one of the teachers in the right lower leg.

Mapamela said the boy again ran off and was accosted by police in DF Malan Street in Sasolburg. The firearm, believed to be that of his grandfather, was found in his possession.

The boy was in detention and undergoing psychological assessment.

Mamapela said an attempted murder docket had been opened.

"A case of pointing a firearm and attempted murder has been registered for further investigation."

The boy was expected to appear in the Sasolburg Magistrate's Court soon.

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