East Rand schoolboys arrested for steroids

Two pupils of Hoërskool Dr EG Jansen in Boksburg, on Johannesburg's East Rand, will appear before a disciplinary hearing for being in possession of steroids, Beeld reported on Wednesday.

Principal Leon de Beer called the police to arrest the two boys, aged 16 and 17, on the school premises.

The school's governing body decided to suspend the boys pending the outcome of the hearing next week.

Governing body chairman Kobus Kleynhans said any children caught using steroids would not be allowed to participate in school sport again.

The police said the boys were arrested and then released into their parents' care.