A 16-year-old pupil and his father have been arrested after the former shot his classmate during an argument within the school premises.
The boy shot his 18-year-old classmate in the bathroom at the Denga Tshivhase High School, situated in Phiphidi village in South Africa.
Police spokesperson, Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, said the incident took place on Friday, February 23.
Mojapelo says the boy and his 37-year-old father will face charges of attempted murder and negligence in keeping a firearm respectively.
He added, “An additional charge of unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition has been added after it came to light that the father did not have a licence for the said firearm.
“The firearm has been confiscated and further police investigations are already underway to determine its origin and whether it had not, at any stage, been used to commit other offenses.
“The police are making an appeal to parents and guardians to contribute tangibly towards School Safety Programmes by making sure that searching their children’s school bags before they depart to their respective schools becomes a daily routine.”
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