Pretoria school ‘gang-war’ stuns SA

In another shocking assault on school grounds, a boy’s ear was cut off.

Hoërskool Langenhoven in Pretoria. Picture: Google Earth

JOHANNESBURG - In yet another shocking and violent assault on school grounds, a Pretoria boy's ear was cut off in an apparent gang-related attack.

The Star newspaper is reporting a rival gang from the Pretoria West High School arrived at the Hoƫrskool Langenhoven in Paul Kruger Road on Wednesday, armed with pangas, knives and axes, allegedly looking to settle a score.

During the fight, one of the boys was attacked with a panga, which sliced off most of his ear.

Three other boys were also injured.

Police said they were investigating the incident.

This is the most recent in a series of violent school attacks.

Earlier this week, a primary school pupil at the Jim Fouche Primary School in Crosby, Johannesburg, appeared before a disciplinary committee accused of assaulting his teacher.

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

In September, a pupil at Glenvista High School assaulted his teacher with a chair and broom while his classmates filmed the attack.

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

The boy and his classmates face disciplinary hearings.

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.