Assault at school investigated

2018-04-04 06:04

The Department of Education investigated a case of assault at the Bothithong High School near Kuruman in the John Taolo Gaetsewe District.

According to Geoffrey van der Merwe, spokes­person for the department, a Gr. 11 learner assaulted her teachers as well as the principal of the school.

Van der Merwe says a disciplinary hearing took place on Monday, 19 March.

“As a department we will not tolerate lawless­ness on our school premises, where the lives of innocent learners and educators are placed at risk.”

The outcome of the disciplinary hearing is that the learner was referred to a social worker for anger management.

The learner also received a written warning.

The department furthermore advised that each teacher should adopt a learner and that there should be regular contact between parents and teachers.

Capt. Sergio Kock, police spokesperson, says no criminal charge has been laid. The incident took place on 6 March.

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