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Johannesburg - Fifteen pupils from Glenvista High School will face the music when internal disciplinary hearings in connection with the assault of a teacher begin next week.
According to the school governing body’s chairman, Michael Atti, two pupils – the one who assaulted the teacher and the one who recorded the incident on their cellphone – had been suspended so far.
The incident took place in the last week before the school holidays. A Grade 8 pupil was involved in a scuffle over a school bag with his teacher. The incident was filmed, and in the background, his classmates can be heard cheering him on.
Atti said the disciplinary hearing of the attacker and the pupil who recorded the clip would start on Tuesday.
He said on Tuesday that following an internal probe, 13 more pupils – who would also go through the disciplinary process– had been identified.
“By (Wednesday), we’ll issue 13 disciplinary hearing notices to parents. Those hearings will start on Friday or on Monday next week,” Atti said.
The Gauteng Department of Education’s spokesman, Gershwin Chuenyane, said the department welcomed the latest moves but could not comment further because it was a governing body matter.