Boy attacks another at Parktown school, Lesufi announces suspensions

09 April 2021 - 14:16 By TimesLIVE
Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi denounced violence at schools after a grade 12 pupil allegedly attacked another pupil. File photo.
Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi denounced violence at schools after a grade 12 pupil allegedly attacked another pupil. File photo.
Image: Simphiwe Nkwali

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi on Friday strongly condemned the “ill behaviour” displayed by a group of grade 12 pupils from Parktown Boys High after a violent altercation.

A video recording of the incident, which is believed to have occurred on Thursday afternoon at the school’s tuck shop, shows one pupil violently attacking another before being stopped by a group of pupils.

“The pupils involved in the altercation have subsequently, been suspended,” Lesufi said. 

He urged all pupils not to behave in a manner that will jeopardise their futures.

“We do not tolerate any sort of violent behaviour in our schools. Pupils must focus on their studies. If a matter arises which bothers them, they must consult with their teachers  or principals about it, instead of taking matters into their own hands.”

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