On this day in 2018: Pupil stabs teacher to death, school mourns

On this day in 2018: Pupil stabs teacher to death, school mourns

- A year ago, 24-year-old Gadimang Daniel Mokolobate was stabbed to death by a learner

- The 17-year-old student was arrested for murder after the altercation at Ramotshere Secondary School

- A video of the school's emotional reactions to the incident went viral, shining a spotlight on the violence in South African schools

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Gadimang Daniel Mokolobate's death rattled the nation when a 17-year-old boy walked into his classroom and stabbed him in front of fellow students.

Briefly.co.za reported that children at Ramotshere Secondary School had been writing exams when the teenager murdered his teacher.

The student had been reprimanded for skipping the queue in the feeding programme line the previous day, which had apparently triggered the horrifying event.

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READ ALSO: Heartbreaking video footage shows pupils mourning the death of stabbed teacher

The class that had witnessed the murder had been traumatised, with an emotional video revealing the impact felt by the youths.

The week before this incident, a 15-year-old boy from Eldorado Park Secondary School had allegedly pointed a firearm at a teacher. The teen was arrested and charged for possession and wielding of a firearm.

More recently, 6-year-old Amy'Leigh de Jager was kidnapped outside the school where she attends Grade R. In a sickening twist her teacher was arrested, allegedly the mastermind behind the crime.

After the abduction garnered a nation-wide outcry, Amy'Leigh was dropped off in a Joburg street by the suspects. A couple passing by had rushed the girl to the nearest police station, where her parents had been frantically awaiting news of their daughter.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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