Mother who assaulted teacher with umbrella arrested, set to appear in court

Mother who assaulted teacher with umbrella arrested, set to appear in court

- The woman allegedly attacked her son's teacher because she said the teacher mistreated him

- A photo of the incident went viral on social media

- The mother has since been arrested and will appear in court today

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A mother is set to appear in court today for allegedly assaulting her child's teacher with an umbrella.

According to police, the woman attacked the teaching after alleging that the teacher was treating her son poorly.

The mother then fled the scene. The incident took place in the North West Province, near Sun City.

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The assault occurred at a Tlhatlaganyane primary at the start of the school day.

Reportedly, the mother confronted the teacher about her behaviour toward her child. When the teacher denied the allegation and said that she did not mistreat students, the mother then attacked her with the umbrella. The teacher was struck in the head and hands.

A police spokesperson said the teacher suffered open wounds as a result of the incident, and has been hospitalised. 

Although the mother initially ran from the scene, she later returned to the school and was arrested. She is expected to appear before Mogwase Magistrate's Court some time today.

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An image of the teacher bleeding from her head after the assault went viral online. In response, the CEO of the National Professional Teachers' Organisation of South Africa called on more measures to be put in place to protect teachers.

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