Let teachers use pepper spray against violent pupils, says Sanco

Let teachers use pepper spray against violent pupils, says Sanco

The South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) has called on the government to allow teachers to use non-lethal force against violent learners.

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Sanco believes educators should be equipped with the necessary skills to protect themselves and the other pupils from violent teenagers.

On Friday, Sanco called for teachers to be given self defence classes and allowed to use non-lethal weapons such as pepper spray.

The civic organisation also called on the law enforcement authorities to help protect educators in schools, TimesLIVE reported.

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The statements followed a series of serious crimes in schools lately, the most recent being 24-year-old Gadimang Costa Mokolobate, a maths teachers who was stabbed by a pupil, 17, near Zeerust.

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As Briefly.co.za reported previously, 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.

Sanco's North West provincial chairperson‚ Paul Sebegoe, said they condemned the crime against the teacher and called on the police to put in measure, which would prevent kids from bringing weapons to the school.

Sebegoe went on to call on the community, including church leaders and parents to help with the discipline of kids.

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