Pandemonium broke out on Wednesday when a teacher was shot dead in front of her students at a Western Cape primary school.
Debbie Schäfer the Education MEC gave statement that the female teacher was allegedly shot by her ex-husband at Middelpos Primary School in Saldanha Bay this week.
Not only did her kill her, he shot himself the second after pulling the trigger on her.
“Learners who witnessed the incident are greatly and understandably traumatized‚ as are the teacher’s two children.”
“Western Cape Education Department officials‚ including Safe Schools officials‚ were immediately dispatched to the school. The school has made the decision to dismiss learners early and a school psychologist and social worker will be dispatched to provide counseling for those who are in need of assistance‚ or witnessed the event.” Schäfer said teachers at Middelpos Primary and the neighboring school‚ Diazville Primary‚ were “severely traumatized”.
“Counseling and support will be provided.”
“I am deeply disturbed by the unspeakably tragic incident. My heartfelt condolences go to the teacher’s family‚ friends and the school community.”
The investigation is underway. A truly traumatic event, especially for primary school children.
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