Pupils’ discord leads to violence at school continued on page 3

2016-02-03 06:00
Police were at the school on Monday morning to maintain order.

Police were at the school on Monday morning to maintain order.

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THE KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education (KZN DoE) has intervened at Glenhills Secondary School following pupil-on-pupil violence on Friday.

It is believed that the violence began after a group of pupils were found consuming alcohol.

According to a number of pupils and parents, the pupils who were caught were asked for their parents details and when some refused to comply the authorities were called in to deal with them.

This sparked a fight among the pupils, which then escalated into what is believed to be a racial dispute.

This then lead to chaos as pupil- on-pupil violence spread throughout the school.

According to KwaDukuza SAPS media liaison officer warrant office Johannes Khoza, a security guard was injured when he attempted to intervene among the fighting pupils.

“The police arrived to bring the situation under control and those involved in the disruption were taken to the KwaDukuza police station to record statements.

“The exact cause of the violence is unclear at present, despite various rumors.”

On Monday, it was reported that pupils were protesting at the school demanding the removal of the principal, Mr M. Budhram.

It is believed the protests were sparked by the “race related” matter that occurred at the school on Friday.

Accusations were made that the principal made racist remarks towards the pupils involved in the initial fight, however, this was not confirmed.

A parents meeting was held at the school on Monday evening, however, a solution was not found.

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