Top school shuts out Griekwastad teen

2012-09-04 09:21
The 16-year-old suspected of murdering a Griekwastad family is seen outside the town's court. (Emile Hendricks, Volksblad)

The 16-year-old suspected of murdering a Griekwastad family is seen outside the town's court. (Emile Hendricks, Volksblad)

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Bloemfontein - Prestigious Grey College in Bloemfontein has decided not to allow the Griekwastad teenager accused of murder to go back to his boarding house.

This was only while he was awaiting trial for the murders of the Steenkamp family over Easter weekend, reported Volksblad.

The school governing body met shortly after the teenager was released on bail on Monday.

The chairperson said a lot of thought had gone into the decision and it was decided that it was in the best interests of all involved parties, including the boy, that he should not be allowed back in school or at the boarding house while he was awaiting trial.

The school would, however, supply him with educational material to help him keep up to date with his school work.

The boy’s guardian, Bennie Heckroodt, was shocked at the news.

“We’ve just cleared one hurdle then the next one appears. But we will tackle the problem and make a plan. It is important that he continues going to school.
After bail was granted, the teenager smiled broadly and hugged relatives and supporters.

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