DURBAN: KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson said the school will take action against the alleged stabber.
A grade 12 pupil from one of the schools in Phoenix School, Durban was rushed to hospital after she was stabbed allegedly by her fellow pupil on Wednesday morning.
It is alleged that an 18-year-old female pupil who is a prefect at the school had reported a female pupil for copying and she stabbed her.
According to Gareth Naidoo of KZNVIP Ambulance, the incident happened just before 12 pm. He said the KZNVIP medics were called into the school and found an 18-year-old patient who has sustained a stab wound on the forehead.
“The wound was bleeding excessively. The injured victim was transported to hospital for further medical attention.,” he said.
A KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson said the school will take action against the alleged stabber.
“It disturbs us so much as the department that pupils are attacking one another instead of them playing together.”
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) spokesperson in the province Nomarashiya Caluza recently told The Republic Mail that the violence in schools is increasing and in its view what is happening in schools is a reflection of what is happening in communities.
She said parents must work with schools to ensure that when pupils come to school they come in a way that is respecting the school rules.
“They must come together and be clear in support of teaching and learning and they must also play their part.
“In as much as the department is expected to do something, it all starts with the parents ensuring that his/her child is well-behaved. Then the school, through the SGB, must ensure that there is a clear code of conduct, known and adhered to, by all pupils,” she said.
Last month in Lamontville High School, in Chatsworth, Durban, a number of dangerous weapons including knives, hammers and other sharp objects were also found in possession of pupils. Early this month more dangerous weapons were also found in Sobantu High School, in Pietermaritzburg.
Police did not respond to questions sent to them by the time of publishing.