Trashed Durban school reopens
Durban - Classes resumed at Khulangolwazi Special School in Montclair, Durban, on Tuesday after pupils vandalised the building, the KwaZulu-Natal education department said.
"The school is open today, but learner attendance is low," said spokesperson Mbali Thusi.
Pupils went on the rampage on Friday and Monday because they were unhappy about how the principal was managing the school. Classes were cancelled.
Pupils had gone to school armed with sticks and pangas, and used stones and chairs to break windows and trash offices.
"Other issues cited include reports of poor human resource relations between the principal and some educators. These issues are being investigated," Thusi said.
She said a meeting would be held on Tuesday with the teachers, unions and the school governing body. A parents' meeting would be held on Wednesday.
The school accommodates Grade 1 to Grade 9 pupils.
Police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane said a public violence docket had been opened, but that no arrests had been made by Tuesday.
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