Weapons, drugs found at KZN school
Durban - Weapons and drugs were confiscated from pupils at a school in Lindelani, north of Durban, the Mercury reported on Friday.
A hunting knife, a screwdriver, a rusty pair of scissors and eight packets of dagga were seized from pupils on Thursday when education MEC Senzo Mchunu visited Mandlenkosi High School.
Mchunu visited the school with his provincial task team and police.
He sent home 500 pupils who had arrived late, saying it was unacceptable to be "famous for drugs and a 34% pass rate", the Mercury reported.
The department's task team collected evidence and would investigate teachers' qualifications and the pupils' work.