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Teen in court for stabbing fellow pupil

2012-07-27 12:05

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.

Comments
  • sekwati.robinson - 2012-07-27 13:08

    the charge should have been attempted murder not assualt....

  • christopher.pool - 2012-07-27 13:39

    What happened to the days where you each give each a klap during break and then sit next to each other in class, disagreement resolved and put to bed?

  • Eli - 2012-07-27 14:19

    It is how the kids are raised, with no regard for other human life. But nothing will change. Everyone blames God instead of taking responibility for their children. Bring back punishment at schools. Corporal punishment worked. This country is a complete stuff up since taking away corporal punishment. Our kids arent even safe going to school anymore, because some little wanker thinks he is cool with a mess. Parents out there, especially in the ganglands... start taking responsibility for your blady children man. Julle maak my naar!

  • flynn.govender - 2012-07-27 14:42

    Children these days fear no one - if corporal punishment was still at school level, these kids would have never done this. By the way - what is a 20 year old still doing in school?

  • Emmanuel - 2012-07-28 03:04

    What happened to the days when most of us were 17 or 18 years old in Grade 12? At 20 years of age this young man should have been at work or university. Still sad to read about his death. R.I.P young man.

  • kagisho.ditire - 2012-10-24 09:42

    I dont know much of other cities, but i am certain of one thing, Cape Town is one place that is full of violent, angry, racist and tribalist people I have come across.

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