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Education: Milner Secondary School Principal Placed Special Leave After Allegedly Assaulting A Pupil

It is announced that a Milner Secondary School in Klerksdorp principal was placed on special leave after he allegedly manhandled a pupil in his classroom.

The incident took place on 13 October at Milner Secondary School in Klerksdorp in North West.

A 17-year-old Grade 10 pupil was earlier placed on suspension in another disciplinary matter. However, the pupil forcefully went to school and sat inside a classroom.

"The pupil started arguing with a male teacher before the altercation saying he is not going nowhere", said eyewitness.

"The teacher warned the pupil that he should not be in school because he was suspended", eyewitness added.

"Do I care? I pay school fees. You are right. My mother, my blood, is paying for my school fees. You will see me in court. You can take the video. I have the video," shouted the pupil.

The pupil also spoke in township language which is translated as insults to the principal.

"You assaulted the principal, you are here illegally, you are suspended", said the principal.

"He pushed and pinned him on the ground, while other pupils cheer. Some pupils were saying, "take a video", said eyewitness.

Education MEC Mmaphefo Matsemela condemned the incident.

"It is alleged that, after the school assembly around 08:00, the school management noticed that the pupil was seen at school", said Matsemela.

"When addressed about his violation of the suspension rule, the pupil quarrelled with his teachers, deputy principal and principal. The situation then became physical," Matsemela added.

"I take this time to strongly condemn any act of violence or assault that takes place within our school environment against any teacher or pupil. I have established a team to conduct an intensive, immediate investigation into the incident, to take appropriate action", Matsemela added.

"The principal has been put on a special leave, to allow investigations to run smoothly without any interruption," said Matsemela.

Learning has resumed at the school.

Opinion:- It is wise enough to reprimand out kids to respect every elder known or unknown, who was on fault here?

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