Kempton Park pupils get counselling following syringe incidents

At least 28 pupils have been put on anti-retroviral treatment as a preventative measure following the incident which occurred last month.

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JOHANNESBURG - Pupils at the Mooifontein Primary School in Kempton Park have started receiving counselling after a child took syringes to school and pricked other pupils.

At least 28 pupils have been put on anti-retroviral treatment as a preventative measure following the incident which occurred last month.

Several parents have opened a case of negligence against a relative of the child while the school governing body has started a disciplinary process.

The department's Steve Mabona says they’re monitoring the situation.

“We are interacting with parents and the counselling process is unfolding to assist learners.”

Mabona says the syringes have been taken in for testing.

“Some children were vomiting and did not feel well. Individuals react differently to medication.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)