KZN pupil appears for carrying gun to school

2013-11-08 22:31

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Johannesburg - A Grade 10 pupil who allegedly took his father's unlicensed gun to school appeared in the Phoenix Magistrate's Court on Friday, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

The 18-year-old was released on R1 000 bail and expected back in court on 15 December, said police spokesperson Thulani Zwane.

He was arrested at school at 09:30 on Thursday. He was in an exam room at his school in Phoenix, north of Durban, when a teacher noticed him acting suspiciously.

"The pupil was taken to the office with his bag where he was searched. In his bag an unlicensed firearm loaded with eight rounds was found."

Police were contacted and after arriving at the school questioned the 18-year-old about the gun. He apparently took it from the safe where his father kept it in.

The teenager was arrested and charged with possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

The father was also arrested on Thursday, and appeared in court where the case against him was withdrawn.

He was considering laying a charge of theft against his son, Zwane said.

Provincial commissioner Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni appealed to all legal gun owners to keep their firearms in safes, and hide the keys so children could not find them.

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