Stray bullet injures pupil in Cape Town classroom

2017-08-01 15:42
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Cape Town – Lessons at a Cape Town school were disrupted when a stray bullet pierced a classroom window, hitting a Grade 10 pupil in the leg. 

A bullet shattered the glass after being fired near Bonteheuwel High School on Monday, wounding the 23-year-old learner. 

The Western Cape Education Department on Tuesday said counselling had been arranged for the teacher and pupils.

"Three other learners complained about ear pain. The learners were taken to the day hospital," spokesperson Millicent Merton said.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Leon Fortuin said the projectile was handed in at the Bishop Lavis police station, as it was not lodged in the pupil’s flesh. He suffered only minor injuries.

Police were investigating an attempted murder case. No arrests have been made.

As part of Child Protection Week, from 28 May to June 4, the Department of Social Development visited schools to engage with learners. Two learners from Bonteheuwel High School explained how they have witnessed gang-violence.

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