Schoolgirl attacked by peers

The pupil is receiving counselling and the pair responsible for the attack have been suspended.

A screengrab from cellphone footage of two high school girls from Pretoria fighting.

PRETORIA - A pupil at Hoërskool Overkruin in Pretoria is receiving counselling after she was allegedly attacked by two schoolmates who have now been suspended.

The pair were arrested and released on a warning and will soon face a disciplinary hearing.

A video of the assault, which has gone viral, shows the two girls confronting the 15-year old girl, kicking her in the face and pushing her against a window.

Gauteng Department of Education's spokesman Gershwin Chuenyane said such incidents are cause for concern.

"We strongly condemn any form of violence including bullying in our schools. We also recognise that the department has the responsibility to continually work towards school environments in which learners, educators and school principals feel safe."