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CPT pupils stable after shooting

A 15-year-old boy underwent an operation after he was shot by another pupil on Tuesday.

A 15-year-old boy underwent an operation after he was shot by another pupil on Tuesday.

CAPE TOWN - A teenager who allegedly shot two pupils in a taxi had taken a gun onto his school premises, the Western Cape Education Department confirmed on Wednesday.

Two pupils, aged 13 and 15, were wounded when a grade eight pupil allegedly pulled out a gun and shot at them. Both victims were shot in their legs.

The incident took place in a taxi on their way home from Oaklands Secondary where all three boys attend school.

Department spokesperson Bronagh Casey said doctors operated on the 15-year-old boy on Tuesday night. Both victims are in a stable condition at Groote Schuur Hospital.

"The school principal was not aware that one of the learners had a gun in his possession. In circumstances where a principal is informed that a child has any dangerous objects, he or she can conduct a search," said Casey.

The 14-year-old pupil who shot at his fellow pupils was taken in on a charge of attempted murder.

He appeared in the Athlone Magistrates Court earlier today.

In Gauteng, a grade 11 school shot and killed a fellow pupil he accused of bullying him in November.

The learner used a gun owned by his mother, who is a metro police officer.

The case is continuing in a local court.

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