17-year-old pupil stabs teacher to death

A 17-year-old pupil from Ramotshere High School in Dinokana, North West has been taken into Police custody following the death of a teacher.

According to police, the incident happened after 11:00 on Thursday. The teacher was in a classroom when the pupil allegedly walked in and stabbed him.

News24 reports that, Basic education spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga, said the altercation started on Wednesday while the boy was on a queue to get his food during lunch time and he was reprimanded by the teacher.

"He took it personally and went home and came back today and found the teacher inside the classroom where he stabbed him," said Mhlanga.

Department spokesperson, Freddy Sepeng said the incident at the school in Zeerust was uncalled for.

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