Pupil who was slapped by Sans Souci teacher doesn't want to go back to school

Pupil who was slapped by Sans Souci teacher doesn't want to go back to school

- The learner said the school was not a safe environment

- This follows a viral video showing a teacher slapping the student

- The student alleges that Sans Souci teachers regularly bully pupils

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The student who was slapped by a teacher at Sans Souci Girls' High School has said that she does not want to return to the school.

She said the school was "toxic".

This comes after a video surfaced online of a teacher hitting the pupil in the face after an argument between them escalated.

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The pupil, who is 16 years old, appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court this week, as did the teacher. They are both facing charges of assault. The case against the teacher has been postponed to next month.

The student said that teachers often bullied and mistreated learners at Sans Souci, and said that teachers punished learners if they did not "bow down to what they have to say". She also claims that the school was more concerned about the teacher than her following the incident. 

However, the girl's mother has said that she has not yet decided whether to remove her from the school.

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Despite this, the Western Cape Education Department said it had not received any other complaints about Sans Souci, saying that the pupil's allegations were "the opinion of one learner".

The department added that a disciplinary process was taking place against the student, but could not elaborate.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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