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Grade 12 learner stabbed at Steenberg school

The incident took place as learners arrived at school on Monday morning.

FILE: Staff and learners are receiving counselling. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A matric pupil at Sibelius High School in Steenberg has been stabbed by a suspended grade nine learner.

The Western Cape Education Department says the incident took place as learners arrived at school on Monday morning.

Staff and learners are receiving counselling.

The department's Jessica Shelver says the victim is in a stable condition.

"The victim was stabbed once in the back with a knife, and first aid was applied. The victim was then taken to the doctor and had a flesh wound, and is in stable condition. The teacher has been sent for counselling and it's also available to those learners who were affected by the incident."

She says the necessary disciplinary steps will now be taken.