Teen in court for stabbing fellow pupil

2012-07-27 12:05

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Cape Town - A 16-year-old boy appeared in the Somerset West Magistrate's Court for allegedly stabbing and injuring a fellow pupil, it was reported on Friday.

The Cape Times reported that the minor was in the dock on Thursday. He allegedly stabbed Bradley October at Gordon High School on Wednesday.

The boy faced a charge of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm. October has since been discharged from hospital.

The two were apparently fighting when one pulled out a knife, Warrant Officer November Filander told the newspaper.

"He stabbed the victim in his back. He was transported to hospital, and the suspect was arrested and then released into the care of his parents."

The school had temporarily suspended the boy pending disciplinary action.

A similar attack on Monday left 20-year-old Alan Manuel dead in Bellville.

He and a 17-year-old youth got into a fight at Kasselsvlei High School. Manuel died after being stabbed in the back three times.

The 17-year-old handed himself over to police.

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