School suspends pupil after stabbing

2011-09-13 15:35

Cape Town - A 15-year-old pupil, who allegedly stabbed a schoolmate with a pair of scissors in George last week, has been suspended from the school.

Western Cape education department spokesperson Bronagh Casey said on Tuesday the reasons for the attack at PW Botha College were being investigated.

"The details are being investigated. However, no matter what the cause, there is no excuse for violence. The alleged perpetrator has been temporarily suspended and will face a disciplinary hearing."

The involvement of other pupils in the stabbing was also being investigated, she said.

The victim, 16, who had returned to school to write his exams, received stitches on his hand and head after the attack. He laid charges against his attacker.

Police had visited the school and were investigating.

Casey said the police would give pupils a presentation on conflict management this week. The department also arranged for counselling for the pupils and the victim.

  • Pixie1984 - 2011-09-13 15:39

    Lock the little bastard up. Budding violent criminal needs to become used to his future surroundings.

      wt_zone - 2011-09-13 15:58

      @ 44mag - there's only one type of barbarian I know who packs scissors and sh!T and stab people

      Daemos1 - 2011-09-13 17:00

      @wt-zone Who? Vikings? the dutch? ze chermans?

  • braamc - 2011-09-13 15:53

    I say my bro I will stab you. Savage

  • GypseyAnn - 2011-09-13 16:00

    There is so much violence in the world. Sad that children participate and bully others to such a degree. Definitely showing the beginning of criminal behaviour.

  • Sledgedarkwatch - 2011-09-13 16:24

    This is awfull but,look further then saying lock him up. Why did he do that - maybe he has been boelied and just could not handle it any more. There is more to this - how is his parental home ? does he get any support etc ? I personally have been so cross that i just saw red and hit the person without thinking, maybe if there was an object around i might have used it. Anger is something that can drive you to do stupid things which you later regret.

  • SeanK - 2011-09-13 17:18

    Why no name????

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