Durban teenager arrested for taking a revolver to school

11 October 2019 - 13:06 By Naledi Shange
An Umlazi pupil was arrested after taking a firearm to school. File photo.
An Umlazi pupil was arrested after taking a firearm to school. File photo.
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A 15-year-old boy was arrested after he took a gun to school in Umlazi, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Friday.

The incident happened on Thursday, said Brig Jay Naicker.

"Police received a report of a pupil carrying a firearm at a school in U-Section and immediately responded. Police officers found the pupil in possession of a revolver with three rounds of ammunition and he was immediately arrested and charged," said Naicker. "He will be profiled to establish if he is linked to criminal activities in the area."

The teen faces charges of the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

This incident comes after a week of violent crimes in schools across the country. 

In the Northern Cape, a pupil died after allegedly being stoned by three schoolmates. In Gauteng and the Western Cape provinces, two pupils died as a result of stabbings.


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