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CT pupils stabbed during lunch break

2012-10-24 09:53

Cape Town - Four pupils stabbed each other during a school lunch break in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town, it was reported on Wednesday.

The Cape Times reported that the Aloe Junior High pupils were taken to a day hospital, with one in a serious condition.

Three of them were in Grade 9 and the other in Grade 7.

Bronagh Casey, spokesperson for education MEC Donald Grant, said the pupils were questioned by police and a department investigation was underway. A disciplinary hearing would also be held.

Provincial police spokesperson Andre Traut told the newspaper it seemed as though the pupils had been arguing. No arrests had yet been made.

In a separate incident, two youths will appear in the Mossel Bay Magistrate's Court on Wednesday for the death of a 19-year-old at a school in the area.

Thabani Mntini was stabbed in the face and chest at Hillcrest Secondary School on Monday.

Comments
  • husaberg.twostroke - 2012-10-24 10:10

    No morals or discipline in South-African schools both teachers and pupil and pupils parents are to be blamed. What a pity.

      husaberg.twostroke - 2012-10-24 10:47

      Whoever gave me a thumbsdown for saying that their is no discipine in South-African schools should take a good look at whats going on in the new South-Africa.

      albert.m.burger - 2012-10-24 10:55

      I blame knives and bad breeding

      juan.prinsloo.750 - 2012-10-24 11:44

      How come children are able to take dangerous weapons with them to school, why are they not scecked with metal detectors at the school gate? Poor management and slack security the principal should be held responsible

  • sean.otto.9 - 2012-10-24 10:13

    WTF is going on in our schools ?

      merven.halo - 2012-10-24 10:20

      The ANC is going on in our schools.

      peterpeter.pumkineater.5 - 2012-10-24 10:28

      Without Apartheid Sean, this would have been the norm for us too in school

      justice.league.9469 - 2012-10-24 10:32

      They banned corporal punishment: These days parents and teachers are more frightened of the students than ever.

  • phathuchicos - 2012-10-24 10:15

    SOUTH AFRICA?????????????????????????????????

  • marilyn.docherty.9 - 2012-10-24 11:06

    There are no cosequences for the young people today only excuses for their behaviour!

      nick.fitzhenry - 2012-10-24 17:07

      Its not an issue of 'kids these days', its one of class, poverty and the insubstantial education system of South Africa. No one is excusing these students, there will be very real legal consequences, rather, this incident highlights the need for much needed improvement of the educational environment.

  • nyiko.ngobeni.5011 - 2012-10-24 11:26

    Only in the cape...

  • Andrea - 2012-10-24 11:27

    Back in the day when everything was censored and children were very well disciplined, we did not have this bullsh.t happening in our schools! Personally, I blame tv for introducing our youngsters to the American way of life where kids talk and adults are afraid and have become spineless, unable to restore order.

      Andrea - 2012-10-24 11:50

      and I see my response to your post up top was deleted!

      Jackie Theunissen - 2012-10-24 11:55

      my two children are now in their twenties and when they went to school discipline was at the school and at home and they are well adjusted adults and they cant even understand the no show of discipline at schools my youngest is a mother and her seven yr old has just started school and she is worried about the violence at schools where will it all end

  • Chernelle Lambert - 2013-03-20 11:06

    I never thought I would see the day where children start killing children. Is this what our society has come to?

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