.A South African teacher was left bloodied after she was assaulted by a
grade 4 pupil from Sakhile Primary School in Heidelberg, Gauteng.
The teacher was treated at a local hospital and discharged on the
same day as confirmed by Gauteng’s basic education spokesperson Steve
“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.