- An Eastern Cape teenager has been charged for the murder of a fellow student at a school in Peddie
- The students allegedly had a fight over a cellphone that went missing when the stabbing happened
- The SAPS confirmed that a murder case has been opened after the victim passed away on Thursday
A 16-year-old Eastern Cape student has been charged with the murder of a fellow student.
The teenager allegedly stabbed the 18-year-old to death during a confrontation over a missing cellphone.
The incident happened during the week at a high school in Peddie, Eastern Cape.
Khaya Tonjeni of the SAPS stated that the name of the school would not be disclosed yet, according to a report by EWN.
The 18-year-old passed away in hospital on Thursday and the attacker was subsequently charged with murder.
The police stated they are not at liberty to arrest a minor but the correct processes will be adhered to.
This tragic news comes after two other violent incidences in schools in the last week.
Briefly.co.za reported on how a 17-year-old student from North West was arrested after allegedly stabbing a teacher to death on Thursday.
On Wednesday, 12 September, a 15-year-old boy from Eldorado Park Secondary School allegedly pointed his gun at a teacher.
The grade 8 pupil was arrested on Thursday and will be charged with possession of a dangerous weapon and pointing a gun, according to another report by Briefly.co.za.
Violence in schools is becoming increasingly common and parents are unsure of their safety.
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