Sea Point High robbed

2019-06-11 06:00

A 15-year-old boy was arrested in connection to an armed robbery at Sea Point High School on Wednesday 5 May.

According to police, six cellphone covers believed to have been stolen at the school during exams were found at the boy’s home in Philippi East during a search operation.

The boy was identified through CCTV footage when he and is accomplice(s) apparently entered a classroom while exams where in session.

According to provincial education minister Debbie Schäfer two armed men entered the school through a fence. “The perpetrators allegedly assaulted an educator with a gun and made off with 50 cellphones. The educator has sustained an injury to her face and is seeking medical attention,” she said.

A counsellor and a psychologist have been deployed to the school.

Schäfer said she has requested that the police add the case to the Watching Brief Lists. “I am genuinely concerned that criminals have become so brazen that they enter school premises on a busy road, in broad daylight, and that not even a strong security presence, closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage on fencing serve as a deterrent.

“Our schools are meant to be places of safety where learners and educators feel secure; where they can realise their potential and develop the skills and values they need to lead successful lives.”

Schäfer said that communities should report any suspicious activity to the police or the Safe Schools Programme.V To report call 0800 45 46 47.

NEXT ON NEWS24X

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.