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Glenvista pupil has ill-discipline record

The SGB held a meeting with parents, some of whom called for the boy to be suspended or publicly apologise.

Screenshot from a viral cell phone video shows a grade 8 Glenvista High School student attacking his teacher with a broom on 18 September 2013. It was sent to EWN by a concerned parent and was filmed by another student.

JOHANNESBURG - Eyewitness News has learnt that the suspended Glenvista High School pupil, who allegedly assaulted his teacher with a chair and a broom, has a history of ill-discipline at the school.

The pupil, who was filmed on a cellphone assaulting his teacher in front of his classmates reportedly, had a tainted disciplinary record before transferring to Glenvista High from another school.

A total of 14 of the boy's classmates have also been placed on suspension.

The parents of one of the 14 pupils suspended have accused the school of ignoring previous complaints of violence and bullying against the boy, and only acting on the latest incident because it has been picked up by the media.

Parents of some of the alleged to have been involved have also questioned why the adopted son of the school's governing body chairperson, Michael Attie, is not facing a disciplinary hearing. The video shows the boy laughing as his teacher was being assaulted.

Attie denies his son was involved in the incident.

The parent of one of the pupils suspended has accused Attie of being biased and protecting his adopted son at the expense of other pupils.

The boy who allegedly assaulted his teacher and the pupil who filmed the incident are facing charges of inciting violence and bringing the school into disrepute.

Last week, the school's governing body held an urgent meeting with parents, some of whom called for the boy to be suspended or publicly apologise.

The video of the incident has gone viral, with people sharing it on social media platforms and on their cellphones.

To watch the video click here.

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