Pupil suspended after Stellenbosch school stabbing incident

In Stellenbosch at Cloetesville High School pupil has been suspended when he allegedly stabbed a fellow scholar at the school yesterday. An investigation has started into the conditions leading to the attack that occurred throughout a change of lessons. Although police spokesperson FC Van Wyk stated that there was no record of the incident being reported, ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said paramedics found the 16-year-old scholar with a stab wound to his back and face.

The scholar was treated at the scene before being taken to a regional hospital.
The scholar was allegedly in a stable condition, according to Western Cape Education Department (WCED) MEC Debbie Shaffer’s spokeswoman, Jessica Shelver. “The WCED plays an imperative role in addressing the behaviour of our students in youth development. 

In July, the Department of Community Safety announced the deployment of 50 additional school resource officers to various schools to combat gangsterism, illegal possession of firearms, and high volumes of drug-related cases, following 18 stabbing incidents since the beginning of the school year. The purpose of the school resource officers was to safeguard pupils returning to school after the winter school holidays.

By: Ellouise Muller


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