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'Violent' boys sent home

By unknown | Feb 12, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Pertunia Ratsatsi

Pertunia Ratsatsi

Two Pretoria pupils have been suspended from school after they had a fight where one of them had an arm broken.

A 17-year-old Grade 8 pupil and another one of 19 who is in Grade 12, had a fight during break last Wednesday at Himalaya Secondary School in Laudium.

The incident happened a few hours after Tshwane Metro police officials had searched pupils at the school.

During the search, police confiscated eight knives and drugs from pupils.

The school principal Dilip Dhoogar said he had called the police because there has been a series of violent fights at the school.

"We hope the search will reduce violence and criminal activities at the school.

"We work closely with the police who teach the children how to deal with bullying and related problems in our school".

Dhoogar said he had suspended the pupils to allow them time to cool down.

"It was going to be impossible to talk to them while they are still angry. They are expected to appear at a disciplinary hearing soon." said Dhoogar.

Meanwhile, Sapa reports that two KwaZulu- Natal schoolboys - arrested for possession of a firearm - are expected to appear in the KwaMsane magistrate's court today.

Captain Jabulani Mdletshe said the teenagers, aged 17 and 18, were arrested at the Mgwazeni High School in KwaMsane on Friday.

Maphisa called on parents to check their children before sending them to school.


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