Terror as gunmen storm suburban school, guns blazing

22 February 2019 - 07:00 By Iavan Pijoos
Police, metro police and paramedics on the scene of a shooting at Edenvale high school, east of Johannesburg, on February 21 2019.
Police, metro police and paramedics on the scene of a shooting at Edenvale high school, east of Johannesburg, on February 21 2019.
Image: Alaister Russell

Like any other day, Edenvale real estate agent Nicole Vermeulen was busy uploading property for sale on a website on Thursday morning when she heard a loud bang, and then about 20 more gunshots.

Edenvale High School staff were being forced at gunpoint to hand over R8,000 in cash, but a teacher’s voice note to the local community policing forum would soon see the deployment of police, who shot dead two of the intruders.

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