Pupil killed at school

A grade 11 pupil at a Bekkersdal school was stabbed to death by a fellow learner.

A grade 11 pupil at a Johannesburg school has been stabbed to death by a fellow learner. Picture: sxc.hu

JOHANNESBURG - A grade 11 boy from the Kgothalang Secondary School in Bekkersdal has been stabbed to death by a fellow pupil at the school.

The 16-year-old was stabbed in the chest, shoulder and abdomen at the school on Monday by a grade 10 pupil who jumped over the fence and fled shortly after the attack.

While it is unclear what started the scuffle, it's understood both boys were carrying knives.

Gauteng police's Katlego Mogale said the alleged killer is still on the run.

"The police are still looking for the suspect. The police have been in contact with his parents after the school assisted."

This is the latest in a series of violent incidents involving school children.

Today, a primary school pupil accused of assaulting his teacher at the Jim Fouche Primary School in Crosby in Johannesburg will appear before a disciplinary committee.

It's understood the 14-year-old grade 7 pupil punched his 41-year-old female teacher in the face last week after he was asked to take off his jersey because it was not part of the school uniform.

Last month in an incident at the Glenvista High School, a pupil assaulted his teacher with a chair and broom while his classmates filmed the attack.

The Glenvista pupil, along with 14 others, have been suspended.

The boy and his classmates face disciplinary hearings in the coming days.

Shortly after the video went viral, a Sasolburg High School teacher was allegedly shot in the leg by a 15-year-old boy who had brought a gun to school.