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GDE hopeful therapy will help Brakpan grade 2 pupil who brought gun to school

The Education Department says it hopes the learner will be able to resume classes next term.

Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng Education Department says psychological assessments on a grade two pupil who took a gun to school will help him when he returns to school.

The seven year-old brought the loaded firearm and ammunition to a Brakpan school on Tuesday after an altercation with a fellow learner.

He has told his teachers that he was only trying to defend himself.

The gun has since been confiscated.

The department says it hopes the learner will be able to resume classes next term.

Spokesperson Steve Mabona said, “We felt that the counselling done by the police was not enough so we decided to give him more to ensure that psychologically he is assisted until he gets back to school.”