'Teacher assault' boy back at same school
THE 13-year-old Limpopo boy injured when he was allegedly assaulted by a teacher with a board duster has returned to the same school after being discharged from hospital.
His father said he had suffered a cracked skull. "Doctors found that a bone in his head had an infection and removed that part and left it open with the hope the bone would grow back," the father said.
The 54-year-old teacher allegedly assaulted the boy in May, apparently unhappy with the way the boy had done his homework.
Limpopo education department spokesman Pat Kgomo said an internal investigation - in which the teacher was charged with assault and for administering corporal punishment - had been concluded.
Kgomo said the teacher was due to appear before a disciplinary hearing. Meanwhile, a police docket has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions for a decision.