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education blackboard thumb medium80 92News24 reports that a Heidelberg teacher was rushed to a local hospital after a Grade 4 pupil allegedly threw his pencil case at her.  The teacher was struck in the face but was discharged from hospital on the same day after receiving medical attention.  

The Sakhile Primary School pupil has since been suspended following the incident on Tuesday, Gauteng Department of Education spokesperson Steve Mabona confirmed.  The pupil’s parents were assured that the departmental procedure would unfold as per the legislation, which would be facilitated by the school governing body.  Further, it was agreed that the learner would be allowed to write his examinations.  A hearing will take place after 20 November.  "Learner ill-discipline will not be tolerated in our environment which must always be conducive for teaching and learning," Mabona commented.  The teacher is currently recuperating at home and the department’s employee wellness officials have offered her support.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Nicole McCain at News24

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