Teen in court for stabbing teacher

2011-03-18 11:38
Johannesburg - A 17-year-old boy who allegedly stabbed a teacher at a Soweto high school was expected to appear in Roodepoort Magistrate's Court on Friday, Gauteng police said.

The teenager was facing a charge of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, said Warrant Officer Kay Makhubele.

He allegedly stabbed a teacher in the stomach on Thursday and ran off. Hours later, he was arrested in Dobsonville.

Makhubele said the female teacher remained in a stable condition in the Tshepo-Themba Private hospital and there was a possibility she could be discharged later in the day.

Pupils and teachers at the school received counselling after the incident, said Makhubele.

The incident came a day after the Congress of SA Students (Cosas) called on schoolchildren to retaliate when hit by teachers.

"We call on all students to fight fire with fire, when teachers hit you, you must hit back," said Cosas provincial chairperson Ntsako Mogobe at a press briefing on Wednesday.

- SAPA
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