CPT pupils stable after shooting
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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