Disciplinary hearing for brothers who allegedly attacked school principal

2016-04-20 16:28


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Cape Town – The disciplinary hearing of two brothers who allegedly attacked Monument High School principal David Jantjies has been postponed, the Western Cape education department said on Wednesday.

Last week, one of the brothers was sent to Jantjies for being disruptive in class, spokesperson Jessica Shelver said.

“His brother was informed, and also went to the principal’s office. The matter was addressed and as the teachers left the office, one of the boys allegedly attacked the principal from behind and choked him,” she said.

His brother then allegedly joined the attack.

“The school reported that teachers were close by to assist the principal,” Shelver said.

The boys’ parents and police were contacted. The pupils, one in Grade 9 and the other in Grade 12, were suspended pending the hearing, which was expected to take place next week.

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