Mother fears for ‘bully killer’ son

The mother of a school pupil arrested for killing a bully said she fears for her son’s future.

Teachers at Phineas Xulu Secondary School chat outside a class a day after a learner was shot and killed on the premises. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN

VOSLOORUS - The mother of an East Rand school pupil who allegedly shot and killed a bully said she fears for her son and his future.

The woman described her son as a quiet boy who stayed at home and played computer games.

She added her son did not speak about his problems at school.

"I wasn't expecting this and as a mother, I am hurt because it happened to my baby," she said.

The woman only found out about the incident when the police came to arrest him.

The grade 11 pupil allegedly took his mother's gun to his Vosloorus school on Tuesday and shot a grade 10 boy who had apparently been tormenting him.

The mother, who is a policewoman, said she does not know how her son got hold of her gun.

According to educators at the school, teaching will resume on Thursday.

Counselling will also be offered to all those affected.

The Gauteng Education Department on Wednesday revealed the school has spoken to the family of the boy who was killed, following several other incidents of bullying.