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northwestprovinceTimesLIVE reports that the North West education department on Monday clarified that armed security was not permitted on any of its school premises.  

This followed reports of security being called to Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke, where a protest was held last week.  "We have heard that parents have beefed up security by bringing in people with guns, but these are not permitted.  The MEC will be meeting with parents again this week to address the matter," a departmental spokesperson said.  Meanwhile, the department was still investigating the circumstances which led to a group of four black Grade R pupils being photographed seated separately from their 18 white classmates on their first day of school last week.  The teacher who took the photo was suspended pending an investigation.  The school ast week dismissed any allegations of discrimination or racism.  "A photo taken in a classroom of Schweizer-Reneke Primary is not a reflection of the true character of the school," the school's governing body said in a statement.

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