Pupil stabbed, parent demands answers from page 1

2016-11-24 06:02

Beharilall said she wants to know from the school how pupils can enter the school premises with weapons as it was a pupil who attacked her son.

“My son is traumatised and I can see he doesn’t want to go to back school after he was stabbed,” she claimed.

According to his mother, Leeshay was looking after the bags of two friends outside while playing, when an unknown pupil approached him and demanded his bag.

“He always keeps his bag with him. The boy tried to steal his [Leeshay’s] bag, but when he realised he could not get it, he drew a knife and [allegedly] stabbed him.

“He fled the scene with the two school bags belonging to Leeshay’s friends,” she said.

Govender said: “We did everything in our power to assist the child. We phoned his mother and she came to the school shortly [thereafter].

“She took the child to hospital. If the parent did not come immediately, we were definitely going to take the child to hospital.

“I think the mother became alarmed when the doctor told her that her son had a puncture wound.

“We would like the parents to bring the child to the school so he can identify the suspect,” he said.

When the Weekly contacted the principal Phillip Reddy, he said: “I was not even at the school when she came. My deputy was handling the matter. Why would I ignore her?”

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane said: “We can confirm the incident that took place on 18 November, where a pupil was allegedly stabbed twice in the chest by an unknown suspect.

“He was taken to hospital for medical attention.

“A case of assault GBH was opened at Verulam police station for investigation,” he said.

No arrests have been made yet and investigations are continuing.

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