Kimberley Boys' High School suspends pupil who threw water at teacher

2018-11-06 17:08
The grainy video shows a Grade 9 pupil speaking to a teacher at her desk, plastic bottle in hand. (Screengrab)

The grainy video shows a Grade 9 pupil speaking to a teacher at her desk, plastic bottle in hand. (Screengrab)

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The Kimberley Boys' High School pupil seen throwing water in his teacher's face in a viral video on Twitter has been suspended and will attend a disciplinary hearing, the Northern Cape education department said on Tuesday.

The video shows the young man with a water bottle in his hand. He says: "You're a good teacher, ma'am".

He then throws the water in her face as his classmates crow in the background.

READ: Kimberley Boys' High School pupils jeer as classmate throws water at teacher

The Northern Cape education department strongly condemned the incident.

"The school has commenced with preparations for a formal disciplinary hearing against the Grade 9 learner," department spokesperson Geoffrey van der Merwe said.

"He was served with his suspension letter today [Tuesday], pending the outcome of the disciplinary hearing and he will complete his examination at our Frances Baard district office. This is to ensure a credible investigation and disciplinary hearing."

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