Spotlight on scholar safety after principal's car petrol bombed

The Roodepoort Primary School principal's car was petrol bombed on Monday.

FILE: Police clashed with parents at the Roodepoort Primary School with rubber bullets as they called for the principal at the school to step down on 20 February 2015. Picture: Govan Whittles/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Concerns have been raised over the safety of children at the Roodepoort Primary School on the West Rand after the headmaster's car was set alight.

It's understood a community member petrol bombed the vehicle on Monday.

Earlier this year Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi closed the school indefinitely due to ongoing disruptions.

The Gauteng Education Department's Phumla Sekonyane says they've received several reports of incidents at the school.

"There are parents who are really concerned for the safety of their children and we are currently engaging all the stakeholders to just consider our option."

Sekonyane says they have now increased security, after the principal's car was set alight.

"There was a petrol bomb that was thrown but luckily we have beefed up security"

Earlier this year parents accused the principal and her deputies of racism and corruption.