Teacher stabbed with a pen

2012-06-01 09:51

Cape Town - A Cape Town teacher is receiving counselling after she was stabbed with a pen by an 11-year-old pupil.

The incident happened at St Anthony’s Primary School in Heathfield, reported the Cape Times.
The teacher needed stitches for the wound on her arm.

She has not been at school since the incident happened on Tuesday.

An education department official said the Grade 6 pupil would probably be called for a formal disciplinary hearing.

He also said counselling and support would be provided.

  • E=MC2 - 2012-06-01 09:57

    do away with corporal punishment... this is what you get.

      Max - 2012-06-01 10:14

      I asume the pupil's ears are still glowing.

      Tax - 2012-06-01 10:15

      @Gigo true in Gauteng the pupil probably would have shot the teacher

      Rudi - 2012-06-01 10:29

      I was threatened with a knife by a grade 10 student last year. He was expelled but the department is now charging me with assault and racism.

      Andre - 2012-06-01 11:02

      It is because the government has done away with corporal punishment, schools are sitting with discipline problems. Children have nothing to fear from parents and teachers. Trust the Bible. We are ordered not to spare the rod. It must be done responsibly though! They must also bring back caning for juvenile offenders by the police. No one want's to be caned twice!

      E=MC2 - 2012-06-01 11:12

      Andre - exactly!!

      louis.langenhoven - 2012-06-01 12:06

      the foundations of society is crumbling...

      Kala - 2012-06-01 12:17

      Rudi I know a teacher who knows certain pupils stole his lap top as he has subsequently seen them with it. When he opened a case at the police station he found out he was being investigated for molestation and assault. The case had been opened by those who stole his lap top.

      DonaldMathrayPerumal - 2012-06-10 14:26

      It has nothing to do with corporal punishment which was used when teachers had no alternative.Today we have strategies to manage challenging behaviour.Its the Education System that needs to be fixed but then again SA has the bigger problem of Julius Malema's expulsion and finding land for members of the ANCYL!

      fungiwe.mpithi - 2012-06-27 13:11

      This child need to be punished severely,not a joke!shame poor teacher is there to help and provide knowledge but she is getting this!

      fungiwe.mpithi - 2012-06-27 13:11

      This child need to be punished severely,not a joke!shame poor teacher is there to help and provide knowledge but she is getting this!

  • Tax - 2012-06-01 09:58

    Spare the rod and spoil the child. Bring back the cane.

      Ta.Lepzen - 2012-06-01 10:15

      Is this what democrasy is all about? Sometime ago I read an article where it was mentioned that when a teacher decipline a learner that learner has 10sec to retaliete.

      John - 2012-06-01 10:25

      It did me more good that harm when I was in school.

      Tax - 2012-06-01 10:27

      @Ta I wouldnt be surprised if thats true. Nothing shocks me anymore these days.

      Rudi - 2012-06-01 10:31

      THis problem is beyond the stage where the cane will help. I am a teacher and I know. There are schools that have zero disciplinary problems and there are no canes. It starts at home.

      Piet - 2012-06-01 10:39

      The cane or the rope????

      Peter-Peter - 2012-06-01 10:46

      Ta, think about it logically. This isnt the 5 second rule, when picking food up off the floor...this is real life, with actual people...what justified action/retaliation can a person come up with after 10 seconds after whatever happened? if that person gets blind rage, and the 10 sec rule applies, are you thinking that the person will calmly walk away? If that rule is real, then this country truly is f***ed

  • phathuchicos - 2012-06-01 10:08

    and to think this country is ever gonna compete with fast competetive moral asian countries is just a dream if discipline doesnt start at lower grades...

      Kala - 2012-06-01 12:21

      The problem is the real teachers are not school teachers, but parents who toi toi in the streets tipping over rubbish bins, burning cars and schools and throwing rocks at the police. That is who our children are learning the baviour from.

  • Ditoa-re - 2012-06-01 10:10

    Ou MY LORD, I can't wait to c how south African government gonna respond to this. Probably kids won't be allowed to bring pens at schools.

      mark.struwig - 2012-06-01 10:59

      She'll probably be dragged in fron of a disciplinary commitee, reprimanded and suspended, at which point the (un)government will step in and demand a full enquiry which would then lead to her being fired. After this there will be a court hearing against the teacher because she racist. Outside NUMSA, Cosatu and every other unimportant organisation will toi-toi and have placards demanding that the teacher be jailed. They will ridicule her and ask questions like "Why does this teacher try and make our kids think! Who does she think she is tainting us with knowledge! We are murderers and plunderers and deserve to stab whoever we want! It is our constitutional right!..."... or something like that

  • Dax - 2012-06-01 10:13

    get paid a pitance, may get stabbed, deal with disruptive kids all day. and we wonder why we don't have enough teachers in this country.

      Jan - 2012-06-01 20:23

      Teachers get paid quite well, full days pay - for a half day job!

      julie.fleming.1213 - 2012-06-06 22:16

      So Jan, clearly you aren't a teacher then!

  • Ryno - 2012-06-01 10:19

    slaan die bl#ksem se gat aan die brand!!!

  • antionette.leroux - 2012-06-01 10:25

    Was it a Bic?

      Gerald - 2012-06-01 10:36

      No could not have been a Bic it did not click It was a Stabilo

  • Harold - 2012-06-01 10:43


      wesleywt - 2012-06-01 10:58

      Perhaps you should go back to school Harold. You learn grammar at school to enable people to understand your opinions. I have no idea what you are on about.

      mark.struwig - 2012-06-01 11:00


      leoni.smith - 2012-06-01 12:05

      I agree with you Harold, he will most properly become a thug, rapist, robber etc. in the future. Discipline starts at home.

      Ditoa-re - 2012-06-01 12:34

      She must wait for big knife b4 she can start crying? Do u understand the role of a CHILD at SCHOOL Harold?

      leigh.windvogel - 2012-06-01 13:47


      bongile.langa - 2012-10-24 10:16


  • Gcwabe.KaMavovo - 2012-06-01 10:46

    This kid has passed his first entrance exam for Pollsmoor.

      mark.struwig - 2012-06-01 11:01

      That or university... being the new SA and all

  • James - 2012-06-01 10:50

    The pen is mightier than the sword (spear?)....

      theprodigy.brian - 2012-06-01 10:57


  • revaro.winkler - 2012-06-01 10:52

    look up 2 god

      gert.j.duplessis - 2012-06-01 11:29

      With a Capital G ...............

      jeroen.kelderman - 2012-06-01 12:14

      man, leave religion out of it dammit, what has caused more wars and deaths around the world....religion. its over rated ffs

  • theprodigy.brian - 2012-06-01 10:56

    this kid is out of control, give him a good hiding so that he can't sit down for a week

      bongile.langa - 2012-10-24 10:19

      With the kind of law Governing SA i think its a little bit too late for a hiding in this chap, rather a complete package of disciplinary!!

  • itumeleng.oitsile - 2012-06-01 11:01

    N there shud b hope for da future wen dey start @ dis age to b criminals?

  • Jane - 2012-06-01 11:40

    nice, the future leaders of our country, no respect for teachers, no respect for their parents, no respect for authority, when I was in school we would never dare back chat a teacher, and that wasn't that long ago. Parents need to raise their children with a sense of pride and respect for themselves and everyone around them.

      bongile.langa - 2012-10-24 10:21

      Totally agree with u Jane!

  • mapudieric.morakiwamachacha - 2012-06-01 11:40

    oh my god, i cnt bliv this! 11 year old capable of such an act? Speechless

      bongile.langa - 2012-10-24 10:24

      Yes that's what happens when kids are made to believe that they have the power to level with adults. Adults will always be adults, nd kids will always be kids, kids deserve some practical punishment if they are to behave!

  • Nicky - 2012-06-01 12:28

    Ek is nie so gemaak nie - ek is so gemoer... got matric, got a job, got a life, and I turned out pretty ok :)

      Koos - 2012-06-01 13:04

      Hoor hoor. As dit nie vir moer was nie was ek self dalk nou in die tronk.

  • Prec - 2012-06-01 19:09

    Ironic, you need a license to have a dog but anyone can breed - the elephant in the room that countries should address, but don't: some people just should not have children! Furthermore, huge classes lead to wild, out-of-control children who need individual long term therapy to break the cycle. Class sizes should be much, much smaller - a stitch in time would save nine.

  • maxndaba - 2012-10-24 09:53

    The end is near

  • bongile.langa - 2012-10-24 10:06

    BY an 11-year old, OMG what kind of crack are these kids takin'? its never too late to bring back corporal punishment, may that would knock some sense into their crazy heads!!!

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