Pupil shoots teacher at Vereeniging school

2013-09-20 15:26

Vereeniging - A Vereeniging pupil who is in Grade 9 is in police custody after he allegedly shot a teacher on Friday morning, reports say.

The Sasolburg High School teacher was apparently shot in the leg. The teacher is recovering at a nearby hospital, eNCA reported.

The teacher's name is Johan Jordaan, tweeted Beeld photographer Cornel van Heerden.

The school has been closed and no pupils or teachers are on the premises.

The motive for the shooting was being investigated, eNCA said.

  • Charmaine Nauschutz Groenewald - 2013-09-20 15:29

    What is happening to society??? Second incident within 2 days?

      Godfrey Welman - 2013-09-20 17:17

      Can we have some comments from those "child rights activist". Lets hear who is to blame for this, the teacher or the parents, for sure its not the child's fault.

      Joleen Jones - 2013-09-21 10:22

      just like Godfrey says "child rights activist" biggest load of crap I say, in my days a good spanking never killed or harmed children it was to show them that they have to respect/adhere their parents, teachers and elderly people, but of course with this "rainbow nation" things are being ripped out of control, kids see how slack, useless, corrupt, the goverment and police is

  • Sipho Simon Mogale - 2013-09-20 15:32

    We will pray we won't give up Lord have mercy

  • Hendrick Mokwale - 2013-09-20 15:33

    Just hw safe or secured is teaching&teachers,in mzanzi schools?*just thinkin

      Xenswim1 - 2013-09-21 10:04

      What with the Mzanzi schools. Is this some plan to rename the country? Anyway what the hell does it mean. Dumb country?

      Phethile ReRe Mkhawane - 2013-09-21 12:52

      @Xenswim1 Mzansi means South

  • Inga Dale - 2013-09-20 15:33


  • Sibusiso Shanedowski Mavimbela - 2013-09-20 15:34

    This country is cursed period!!!

      Pacman Return - 2013-09-20 16:00

      No, Zumed!

      Jayden - 2013-09-20 17:11

      No curse very poor LEADERSHIP PERIOD Banana Republic once again I say get rid of this OLD PEOPLE and put people with brains to govern the country no matter what race as long as they look at the welfare of our people and not their pockets

      Joleen Jones - 2013-09-21 10:30

      no it's not cursed it's the peeps running this country goverment, police, unions corrupt Guptas

  • Theli Mashiyane - 2013-09-20 15:35

    Hell has arrived ! Someone has to carry the blame for this

      Pacman Return - 2013-09-20 16:02

      Yes the ANC

      Lerato Matsabisa Ntisa - 2013-09-20 16:26

      @Pacman...If you can't instil discipline at home, don't blame the parents' shortcomings on politics. It all starts at home.

      Chris Steytler - 2013-09-20 16:37

      The ANC's corruption corrupts everyone else too.

      Lerato Matsabisa Ntisa - 2013-09-20 17:03

      Stupid comment Chris

      Christiana Vespucci - 2013-09-21 10:49

      Lerato. That's the whole thing. School is like a second home where both teachers and children spend their second most time at. So if your first home cannot discipline you. Don't you think your second home should? Teachers are like a second parent to all those children. And if you cannot respect a teacher there's no way you will ever respect your own parents.

      Phethile ReRe Mkhawane - 2013-09-21 12:56

      @Christiana teachers are not allowed to discipline children at school. the only form of discipline they can render is detention and that is not enough. Parents must enforce discipline and respect then teachers can just do what they are paid for which is to educate young willing minds.

  • Thulasizwe Khumalo - 2013-09-20 15:35

    It is because of the rights !

      Nthambe Khorombi - 2013-09-20 16:16

      yes,rights for born-frees

  • Sifiso Mahlaba - 2013-09-20 15:37

    N24 got the news from twitter?

      Martin Holtzhausen - 2013-09-20 17:08

      The journalist/tweeter works for Media24

  • SunshinyDay - 2013-09-20 15:40

    I hate it when they say allegedly. The teacher wouldn't have shot himself in the leg and the pupil wouldn't have been arrested for no reason. Tell it like it is.

      Martin Holtzhausen - 2013-09-20 17:17

      It is a legal term, since it is an ongoing legal matter. Only a court can remove the term "allegedly". We have to observe the law otherwise society is completely lost. Besides, if the pupil is acquitted for some reason he can then sue Media24 for libel.

  • Franscois Botha - 2013-09-20 15:45

    Whats with all the school violence articles today? sheesh

  • Stephen AndKathy Whiteley - 2013-09-20 15:46

    Parents, you have failed your children as far as self-discipline is concerned. First in Glenvista a Grade 8 pupil attacks a teacher and now in Vereeniging, a Grade 9 pupil shoots a teacher. Punishment for both pupils should be very harsh. Kathy

      Stephen AndKathy Whiteley - 2013-09-20 15:48

      Sorry, Sasolburg.

  • Morne Oosthuizen - 2013-09-20 15:48

    And that is the final breakdown of society. F*** THESE KIDS UP!!! MOER THEM!!!

      Charlie Massy - 2013-09-21 09:51

      mmm that will sure teach them that violence is not the answer...

  • Martin van der Merwe - 2013-09-20 15:49

    I hold up 3 fingers to the minister that wants to make corporal punishment a crime, choose one!!!!!!!

  • Thandekile Mava - 2013-09-20 15:52

    What the hell is happening in our schools?? Do these kids think they are done with school this yr?!

  • Riaan Carelsen - 2013-09-20 15:53

    Thingz like that does'nt just happen its becauze of the breakpoint of provokeable matters which I think the real reason will be hide from the world!!!!!

  • WE Werner - 2013-09-20 15:56

    Maybe he was on something like Ritalin, dangerous stuff that.

  • Lyton Steve - 2013-09-20 15:57

    Lmao lol ai no comment

  • Hein Heine - 2013-09-20 15:57

    Maybe teachers should get danger pay?... It is more common than people think, on the west rand there was 4 cases of assault on teachers in this term alone... And the department did nothing... Except allow the kids to go back to school due to the fact that they have a right to education...

  • Lulama Ndukwana - 2013-09-20 16:02

    Schools are dangerous i tell you. My kid will be home schooled.

  • Anja Ryk - 2013-09-20 16:02

    I'm wondering if any young minds watching the news tonight will think of being copycats. It just takes one to show the way. Glad I'm not at school anymore.

  • Annorien Van Dyk - 2013-09-20 16:06

    town-mixup alert News24

  • Ruri Tiganie - 2013-09-20 16:08

    Old style industrial schools for children who choose to act like that with corporeal punishment the lot.

  • samblue - 2013-09-20 16:11

    U must be joking. Get real like the problem. Our children have no respect anymore!

  • Trudi Roos Potter - 2013-09-20 16:11

    We had a learner bringing a gun to scool. He was asked to leave after all the right procedures had been followed. This week he came back to school. Departmnt told us to take him back.

      Palisto82 - 2013-09-20 16:17

      Yo! you must be living in trepidation at that school, cos if he's not carrying a gun....he's carrying something else.

      Edward Radingoana - 2013-09-20 16:19

      Thanks God I am not a teacher because teaching is now becoming more stressful like policing. Police are not allowed to shoot the criminals unless they have been shot first but teachers are not allowed to discipline kids as the Department will discipline them, that is SA Laws in Democracy.

  • Pierre Du Plessis - 2013-09-20 16:11

    Is this National Moer your teacher week?

  • Bob Wowzer - 2013-09-20 16:12

    Another incident we can thank liberals for...

      Thando Dlamini - 2013-09-20 17:01

      I beg to differ Bob, I doubt that these kids have consequences on their mind when commiting such acts, my point is that regardless of the policies, these kids couldve still acted the same way because I don't believe any reasoning was taking place in the act of these deeds.

      Fouche Whitehead - 2013-09-20 17:51

      Spot on, old chap!

  • Annaline De Wet - 2013-09-20 16:13

    These kids are their own worst enemies....where are they going to endup? jail as far as i am concerned. They need a darn good hiding, and then to be send to a reformity school ...NO MERCY...

      Ming Leemo Motsoeneng - 2013-09-20 16:26

      Let's Not Forget That The Poor Child Was Under A Depressed Behaviour And Being Bullied For The Past year at school, his plan was to shot those who bullied him not the teacher

  • Pule Kalebe - 2013-09-20 16:14

    Bill of rights at its best.

  • Edward Radingoana - 2013-09-20 16:14

    These are the benefits of giving children more rights than adults. Yesterday a teacher was assaulted and today the other has been shot on the leg and let's hope we don't get another incident before they go on holidays. Hopefully they won't give teacher"padkos" to the holidays.

  • Gareth Millroy - 2013-09-20 16:15

    Appears the media is running our country, cause damn sure no one else is! Beware what you see and read..

  • Anton Dekker - 2013-09-20 16:17

    When you remove all the power from the teacher and the school to act decisively and discipline delinquent monsters, this is the fruit of your stupid misplaced liberalism. When only the political heads of education departments have the power to expel social misfits and criminals from our schools, more of these incidents will occur. Give the power back to the headmasters to control the behavior of the pupils, and give him the power to act strongly and decisively when the first sighs of thuggish behavior is observed. Give the power back top those that deal with it on a daily basis!

  • Eric Blignaut - 2013-09-20 16:24

    Skole is n baie gevaarlike plek vir onderwysers.Die land is in sy kanon!

  • Witness Lewigha Phele - 2013-09-20 16:25

    "The Curse", Is getting to teachers now,you treat them bad,u gon meet bad ones.Mafian kid,shaolin kid and lastly steven seagal. Lastly......Malema kid..

  • Jaimè Niddrie - 2013-09-20 16:25

    What the hell is going on with pupils these days?! Beating up a teacher on camera and now this? Bring back the cane on butts and rulers on knuckles!

  • Nelson Cande - 2013-09-20 16:28

    It doesnt have to do with student behaviour. The fact is: in SA gun is a domestic tool. A friend of mine was shot dead in Nelspruit city when he was doing etnography research in 2006. But before he was shot, he told me he had seem 10 guns in 3 days, with civil civilians. The Government should try to adopt gun control policies, otherwise these kind of crimes will continue. Remember SA can allow for domestic crimes competition, and probably it can win the rank.

  • Lionel De Frontignac - 2013-09-20 16:30

    Maybe it's time people had to get a licence to breed; we would have less of this scum walking the earth, wasting oxygen.

  • Thando Gqabaza - 2013-09-20 16:30

    @All - Maybe YOU were not affected by these games, but something is clearly responsible for the youth around the world getting more violent. I read about the new GTA and there is a scene where the player has to choose how to torture someone. How sick is that ? There is a clear link between this junk and what we see here and in the USA

      Lionel De Frontignac - 2013-09-20 16:35

      It's been like this in the US long before playstation - the sad fact of modern life is that the capitalist system (in its current form)has dehumanised us, and enslaved us, to the extent that most parents have too little time to look after the kids, the disease spreads from one generation to the next, as the fabric of social order crumbles under corporate greed. One of the ironies of apartheid was that we were isolated from the rest of the world, and subjected to a perverse form of social engineering; so whilst we were ruled by thugs, we were taught to fear the law.

      ThandoGqabaza - 2013-09-20 18:12

      I agree - Modern Capitalism isn't working. In fact when I look at the USA , I feel that its citizens aren't as free as they think they are. Look at the NSA scandal. Also , for a first world country , their youth are a disgrace.

  • Israel - 2013-09-20 16:32


  • Tertia Jacobs Henin - 2013-09-20 16:36

    why give only the name of the teacher? or is this now a poor minor being protected?

  • Bongani Justice Simelane - 2013-09-20 16:38


  • Tarbo Letshego Hmn - 2013-09-20 16:39

    Jst reminded me of my days in high school,hard 2 survive m 1 of dose hu made it aliv,tnx da almighty

  • Bongani Justice Simelane - 2013-09-20 16:39


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  • Ronnie Martins - 2013-09-20 16:46

    Sasol High is in Sasolburg, not Vereeniging... Wake up reporters!

  • Mangwana Ndiwe - 2013-09-20 16:47

    why on leg?

  • Mike Angell - 2013-09-20 16:48

    Bring back corporal punishment.It never killed me.

  • Mfanimpela Cargo - 2013-09-20 16:56

    Bring back coporal punishment they are out of line now!!!

  • renelaunspach.enomoto - 2013-09-20 17:04

    Without blaming the government or the parents this child is of an age to know right from wrong, he is to young to be carrying a gun so he is a thief and a thug because he was threatening other students first so he premeditated!!!!!

  • Frans Frederik Fourie - 2013-09-20 17:05

    Laptop check, stationary check, bulletproof jacket check..... Ok ready for school

  • Shawn Thompson - 2013-09-20 17:05

    A simple, but quick question. Where did he get the weapon????????????? Grade 9 and has a firearm????? I'm struggling to get a permit to own one and he takes his to school????

      Xolani Edwin Kunene - 2013-09-20 21:54

      Simple,Quick question? More like stupid,dumb question boet, Boy stole firearm from Grandfather.Now what nonsense permit are you talking about? Why do you want to own a firearm anyway? Do you not know that you will be making yourself a crime target because criminals will go after your legal firearm and possibly harm your family in the process. Gun Free South Africa asseblief !!!