- A 17-year-old student from North West is in police custody after allegedly stabbing a teacher to death on Thursday
- The 24-year-old teacher reprimanded the boy for skipping a queue on Wednesday
- The stabbing happened in front of a class of students who were writing an exam
A teenage boy from Zeerust, North West, was arrested after he allegedly stabbed a teacher to death.
The 17-year-old faces a murder charge after the incident that happened at the Ramotshere Technical Secondary School on Thursday, 13 September.
The teacher, Gadimang Daniel Mokolobate, was in his classroom when the boy, whose identity is withheld, entered the room and stabbed him.
The Sowetan reports that the stabbing happened in view of a class that was busy writing an exam.
The 24-year-old teacher was taken to the Dinokana health centre but was declared dead on arrival, according to a report by News24.
The pupil is currently in police custody. He was apparently upset about an altercation he had with the teacher on Wednesday.
The boy was standing in line for the school's feeding programme and the teacher reprimanded him for skipping the queue.
This incident follows shortly after another student was arrested for allegedly pointing a gun at a teacher.
Briefly.co.za reported that on Wednesday a 15-year-old boy from Eldorado Park Secondary School allegedly pointed his gun at a teacher. The grade 8 pupil was arrested and will be charged with possession of a dangerous weapon and pointing a gun.
These violent incidents have put a sudden focus on school safety:
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