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School postpones exams following suicide

A Springs school has postponed its exams after one of its students committed suicide.

Gauteng MEC for Education Barbara Creecy. Picture: Sapa.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Education MEC Barbara Creecy on Friday said exams at a Springs school have been suspended after one of its pupils allegedly committed suicide at the facility.

The 15-year-old girl was found by a janitor, hanging from the ceiling of a changing room on Thursday.

Police say they found no suicide note at the scene and they are still trying to determine what led to the incident.

Creecy said pupils at the school were supposed to start writing exams this coming week.

"We actually postponed the examinations that were supposed to have taken place at the school to late next week. We also paid our respects to the victim's family. They are in a severe state of shock."