Bryanston school assisting police
The school says it acted immediately after a sexual misconduct complaint was laid.
JOHANNESBURG - The King's College and Preparatory School in Bryanston has defended itself against claims that it failed to act against its principal for months.
Yesterday, the school released a statement saying it is cooperating with the police investigation.
Eyewitness News revealed that the school's principal has been fired and may face charges for sexual misconduct against a pupil.
The school's Allan Bougardt says they acted immediately.
"This follows a complaint from a parent of misconduct against the head which occurred off the premises over eight years ago."
He says the safety of the pupils is paramount.
But Eyewitness News continued to receive complaints yesterday from parents who accused the school of ignoring them.
Some parents say the school was warned about its principal more than a year ago.