According to a statement by the Gauteng Department of Education, a 16-year-old pupil from Daveyton in Ekurhuleni allegedly shot and killed a classmate during an argument on the first day of school and then he shot himself.
The Department spokesperson, Steve Mabona said the grade 10 pupils from Lesiba Secondary School had an argument during school hours on Wednesday.
“This allegedly led to the one pupil fatally shooting the other in the head outside school premises, then shooting himself,” he said.
Both pupils died.
“Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding this shooting,” Mabona said.
“It is tragic to lose pupils to violence as the academic year begins. We send our condolences to the families of these pupils. We urge pupils to refrain from violent behaviour,” said education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi.
Sources: MSN, Herald LIVE
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