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gunNews24 reports that two pupils from a Pretoria school were allegedly going to use a toy gun they had sneaked onto the premises to threaten a teacher who had "victimised" them.

The discovery of the gun at Nick Mpshe Technical and Commercial Secondary School in Winterveld took place on 16 February – the same day a 13-year-old pupil shot and wounded Noko Selepe, the principal of Primrose Primary School in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng. The Grade 10 pupils, aged 17 and 20, admitted during a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday that they used the same toy gun to rob a granny in Klipgat in North West, and to rob another woman of her cellphone. Following their confession that they had brought the gun to school, the disciplinary committee apparently recommended to the Gauteng education department that the two pupils be expelled because their actions posed a danger to teachers and pupils, "traumatising many of them". Police, who conducted a random search at the school on 16 February, found the gun in another Grade 10 pupil's bag. The pupil, 16, together with the other two, was suspended from school the same day but was cleared of all wrongdoing this week and allowed to return to class after the other two confessed to planting the gun in his schoolbag.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Prega Govender at News24

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