Primary school pupil attacks teacher, inflicts injury on her face

A primary school pupil in South Africa has been suspended by the school authorities after he attacked his teacher and left her with injury to her face.

The grade 4 pupil from Sakhile Primary School in Heidelberg, Gauteng, reportedly hauled a pencil case at his teacher while she was working at her desk in the classroom.

The teacher was treated at a local hospital and discharged same days ago as confirmed by Gauteng’s basic education spokesperson Steve Mabona.

“It is alleged that a grade 4 learner threw a pencil case towards an educator while she was busy at her table. Unfortunately, it hit her in the face.

“We can confirm that she is recuperating at home. Our employee wellness officials are in constant liaison with the educator for necessary support,” Mabona said.

The police were reportedly called in but the school said the matter will be handled by its governing body. Sowetan reported that the pupil has already been suspended, as it was further gathered that the matter will be heard after November 20.

“Learner ill-discipline will not be tolerated in our environment, which must always be conducive for teaching and learning,” Mabona said.

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