Vaal teen suspended after stabbing

2013-04-17 21:03


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Johannesburg - A schoolgirl has been suspended after allegedly stabbing a fellow pupil at Dr Malan High School in Meyerton, the Gauteng education department said on Wednesday.

"The school has suspended the [alleged] perpetrator and the school governing body will convene a disciplinary hearing for the learner," spokesperson Charles Phahlane said in a statement.

"The head of the Gauteng department of education is instituting an independent investigation into the incident."

He said the department was shocked by the incident.

The teenager is accused of stabbing another pupil in the neck with a pair of scissors after an argument during the lunch break on Tuesday.

Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale said the 16-year-old victim was taken to hospital and is in a stable condition.

The suspended girl was in custody and due to appear in court soon.

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