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education blackboard thumb medium80 92Cape Times reports that a Kuils River Technical High School pupil, who was arrested for allegedly stabbing a fellow pupil, has been released into the care of his parents following a court appearance on Tuesday.  

The incident on Monday occurred during a fight between the two pupils.  On the same day, police opened a common assault case after a pupil from the same school allegedly assaulted a teacher.  Police spokesperson FC van Wyk said the alleged assault occurred after the pupil had handed over a script.  “While the teacher read through the answers, the learner tried to grab it out of the teacher’s hand.  The learner assaulted the teacher with her bare hands,” Van Wyk said.  The two incidents came a week after a Soneike High School pupil was allegedly assaulted by a fellow pupil.

  • Read this report by Chevon Booysen in full at Cape Times
  • See too, Pupils put teachers under siege (video clip), at eNCA
  • And also, More teachers are turning to the stick to enforce discipline, say unions, at Daily News
  • As well as, KZN education department to continue acting against teachers caning pupils, at EWN

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