Pupil, 17, murdered at school

Comment on this story


crime scene august 3

Independent Newspapers

File picture: Bongiwe Mchunu

Cape Town - A Grade 12 pupil at Wellington Secondary School was stabbed to death with a pair of scissors in front of his classmates and teachers as they were leaving school on Thursday.

The murder happened outside the school gates, shortly after school had been adjourned for the day. The victim was 17-year-old Jerome Manuel.

A 15-year-old boy, who apparently is not a pupil at the school, was arrested soon after the attack.

Police spokesman Captain FC van Wyk said Jerome died in an ambulance en route to Paarl Hospital. He had sustained a single stab wound in the neck.

“The suspect is a 15-year-old boy, who was waiting for his nephew when an argument started with the deceased. The-15-year old suspect was arrested and is due to appear in court (Friday).”

Bronagh Casey, spokeswoman for Education MEC Donald Grant, said staff members and pupils had witnessed the incident and a department psychologist had provided counselling support at the school.

daneel.knoetze@inl.co.za

Cape Argus


sign up
 
 

Comment Guidelines



  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

     

Join us on

IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks

Business Directory