Correctional Services said that “matters are under control” at Johannesburg’s Sun City Prison on Wed.
In the absence of parents, teachers are expected to be guardians of children - especially those at primary schools - during school hours.
They are expected to monitor their movements at all times and maintain discipline at any given school.
The death of six-year-old Mpho Kekana, who fell to his death from the third floor of a Kempton Park school last week, raises a lot of questions especially relating to the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Of serious concern is the safety of the kids at this high-rise school building which appears to have no railings to protect pupils against accidents of this nature.
Just as worrying is the response from the school's management to questions concerning the child's death.
It smacks of an apparent uncaring attitude over children and, at best, borders on arrogance.
The school's authorities claim that kids were warned not to go to the third floor. To have expected young kids to heed this warning without additional precautions is unacceptable.
But management must explain why it did not call the police to the scene soon after the incident - something that is its responsibility anyway.
The safety of children at schools is the responsibility of teachers and management.
The national Department of Education must probe the matter with a view to resolving the unanswered questions.