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Johannesburg - Two high school pupils appeared in the Krugersdorp Magistrate’s Court on Monday after being caught with a gun and live ammunition on Friday.
According to Kagiso police station commander Brigadier Sipho Ngubane, pupils at the Mosupatsela Secondary School reported to the deputy principal that Bongani Phapha, 19, and Joubert Tlou, 18, were in possession of a gun.
The deputy principal called the police, and the gun, which had been hidden on the school grounds, was recovered.
Initially, three pupils were arrested but the third teenager, a minor, was later released.
Ngubane said the firearm had been linked to a Kagiso house break-in about a month ago.
Meanwhile, a 16-year-old is recovering in hospital after a classmate bit off a chunk of flesh just above her eye.
According to police spokesman Warrant Officer Solomon Sibiya, two pupils were fighting in a classroom at Madiba Secondary School in Kagiso on Thursday when a third pupil tried to break up the fight.
“As she was trying to intervene to stop the two, one of them pounced on her and bit her just above her eye. A chunk of the flesh above her eye was hanging,” Sibiya said.
The girl’s mother had opened a case of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
Sibiya said no arrests had been made and investigations were continuing.