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Teacher Stabbed 24 Times in her Classroom Speaks, Hopes to Inspire others with Healing

A Western Cape educator who was wounded multiple times in her study hall by her beau last month, says her brush with death has given her a renewed outlook. 

Erin Fourie, 30, an educator at Worcester Secondary School was wounded on Friday, November 5, in her homeroom. The wounding occurred somewhere in the range of 11 am and 12 pm - without really trying to hide. 

Addressing IOL, she that said before the episode, Wilmur Valentine, 26, called her and he advised her to have a decent day and expressed that he adored her. 

Fourie said she and Valentine had consented to talk later on that day to figure out issues they had been having in their relationship which drove her to move out of their home and back in with her dad. 

"Around 45 minutes after we talked he showed up at my group. I didn't visually connect yet realized he had a white cap on. He posed me one inquiry: 'child, are you truly not getting back home?' I addressed no and he took out a weapon. To be straightforward I couldn't say whether it was a blade for sure," she said. 

He then, at that point, began wounding her ceaselessly. "I battled him. My table isn't a long way from the study hall entryway and I attempted to get to the entryway handle. 

"I kicked, drove him away yet he continued to wound. "He would presumably have cut me more occasions assuming he was not sneaking in my blood. I yelled for him to stop. I let him know I would get back home yet he just continued cutting me. "The one who assaulted me was not the man I know. 

"He possibly halted when a partner opened the entryway in the wake of hearing the upheaval. I accept she was my heavenly messenger that day," Fourie said. 

Valentine was promptly terrified and ran away from the area. Fourie's partners generally hustled to help her as she lay in her very own pool of blood and she said the main words she could articulate around then was "Lord have mercy on me". 

"One thing I am thankful for is that simply on that day, none of my students pitched to my group. My class can be seen from the road and I expect he has probably been watching me. "He wounded me multiple times. I had cut injuries to my head, thighs, stomach – this was the greatest worry as my digestive organs were hanging out – arms, chest, neck, bears, and back. 

"I'm currently on the way to recuperating. I'm a champion, not a casualty. I'm going to advising meetings, doing reflection which is all essential for my recuperating. "I know there's an explanation I was allowed another opportunity. I know indeed I have a higher reason. I'm appreciative for every one of the supplications and warm words from everybody. My understudies have been visiting me and bringing gifts. They miss me," Fourie said. 

The educator said she would never have predicted this event as Valentine consistently treated her well. "I would never have envisioned this. He generally treated me well. He loved the ground I stroll on however one thing he generally said was: 'I won't live without you, crucial'. 

"The mending has not been simple yet I presently need to utilize this and battle for ladies going through this. I need to be an envoy for those survivors of abusive behavior at home, gender-based violence. I need to help them, assist with the mending," Fourie said. 

Valentine has since been captured by police and is relied upon to show up in court for his bail application on Monday. 

Fourie is resolute that the law needs to run its course and Valentine needs to endure the fallouts for his activities. All she needs currently is for the court not to concede him bail. 

"I don't need him to get bail. I realize he will come for me once more. He won't let me be," she added. 

Understudies and instructors at the school are additionally getting injury-directing after the difficulty. 

Fourie will be getting back to the school one year from now.


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