The Western Cape Education Department has condemned an alleged attacked by a learner on a teacher at George in the Southern Cape.
The learner from the Van Kervel School is said to have allegedly stabbed the teacher with a chisel, after he was reprimanded by him.
Millicent Merton, says the learner has been suspended: "A teacher reprimanded a learner for entering a classroom without permission."
"The learner then reacted violently. The learner has been suspended as a precaution pending a disciplinary hearing."
The pupil hit the teacher and poured water on her face and body.
The provincial Education Department said the pupil has been arrested for assaulting the teacher.
The department's Sam Makondo said: "We condemn such behaviour in the strongest terms possible, and we would like to say there is no room in the sector, it must not have room in communities and parents must ensure that such a room is not created in their homes, where these learners spend most of the time."
Limpopo Education has learnt with shock and disappointment the humiliation suffered by an educator at Modubatse Secondary School, who was assaulted and poured with water on her face and body by an 18 year old Grade 12 learner yesterday. More on https://t.co/xgAxM0wtfj @edu_limp— Limpopo Government (@OtpLimpopo) September 19, 2018
Pupil on teacher attacks are increasing in the Western Cape. And worryingly, it's primary school children who are mostly the culprits. #teacherviolence #TonightwithJaneDutton Courtesy #DStv403 pic.twitter.com/jPAG9heSqs— eNCA (@eNCA) September 21, 2018
Last week, a 17-year-old pupil in North West was arrested for stabbing his teacher to death - Read Full Report here
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