Monday, August 14, 2006

Shot student's mother plans to sue school

By Chanel September

The mother of the 14 – year – old pupil who was shot in a classroom at Bontehewel High School on Thursday has threatened to take legal action against the school.

Velma Pontello, the mother of the pupil Tara Pontello said on Sunday that she is planning to discuss the matter with her attorney today.

Tara was allegedly shot by a fellow pupil, in the lower waist. The bullet exited her body on the opposite side.

Doctors told Pontello that her daughter’s hip had been damaged; however more doctors’ reports are expected today.

The Western Cape Education Department has urged schools to monitor their premises and encouraged them to search schools.

Meanwhile, the boy has since been arrested and appeared in the Bishop Lavis Magistrates court.

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