Boy in court for murder at school

2012-11-21 11:54

Johannesburg - A teenager will appear in a Durban court on Wednesday after he allegedly stabbed a fellow pupil to death at a school, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

Two teenage boys attacked each other with knives during a fight at the Fairvale Secondary School in Wentworth on Tuesday, Colonel Vincent Mdunge said.

"All we know is there were two boys that had a fight, but we don't know what had sparked the confrontation."

The two pupils were taken to hospital where one, aged 15, died from his wounds. He had been stabbed in his chest three times, and right arm. The other pupil, who was stabbed in his chest, was in his parents' custody at hospital. His case might be heard by the Wentworth Magistrate's Court in absentia.

Mdunge said while police had not noticed an increase in violence between school children, bullying at school remained an issue.

In Gauteng on Tuesday morning, an 18-year-old boy shot dead a pupil he had accused of bullying him, in a classroom at the Phineas Xulu Secondary School in Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni.

  • ulandi.potgieter - 2012-11-21 12:28

    lets just hope for the best. and to the boys parents who lost their son I'm sorry for your loss and may he rest in peace.

  • Forgotten - 2012-11-21 12:47

    The amount of deadly fights in schools is really scary!!!!

  • bob.small.7547 - 2012-11-21 14:15

    The morality of our society is breaking down at all levels!

  • rochelle.kruger.14 - 2012-11-21 14:50

    are we the adults failing our children they on drugs , rape and kill maybe we should look within and ask what did we do as parents and society to have such damage children i do not believe they born like this.lets not blame apartheid, poverty or the government no what did we individually or collectively do or not do to our Children we responsible for.

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