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24 October 2012 at 12:09 - Posted by Midrand

Pupils stab each other during break time


FOUR pupils stabbed each other during break time at a Mitchells Plain school on Tuesday, leaving one seriously injured.

Bronagh Casey, spokeswoman for Education MEC Donald Grant, said one of the Aloe Junior High pupils was in Grade 7 and three in Grade 9.

“We are still investigating,” said Casey, adding that the pupils had been taken to a day hospital.

Casey said Aloe principal Brian Arendse told her that one of the pupils was in a serious condition.

The other three pupils had been questioned by police, Casey said.

A disciplinary hearing would be held, she said.

The department would also provide counselling and conflict management interventions, she said.

Provincial police spokesman Andre Traut said: “There was an altercation. No one has been arrested as yet. The circumstances are being investigated.”

l Two 18-year-old school pupils will appear in the Mossel Bay Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday on a murder charge.

Thabani Mntini, 19, a Grade 11 pupil, was killed on Hillcrest Secondary School grounds on Monday morning.

The Cape Times reported earlier this year that 29 pupils had been stabbed, one of them fatally, on Western Cape school grounds in the first half of this year


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