An investigation has been launched into the circumstances leading to the attack, which happened during a change of lessons. While police spokesperson FC Van Wyk said there was no record of the incident being reported, ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said paramedics found the 16-year-old boy with a stab wound to his back and face.
He was treated at the scene before being taken to a provincial hospital.
The pupil was reportedly in a stable condition, according to Western Cape Education Department (WCED) MEC Debbie Shaffer’s spokesperson, Jessica Shelver.
“The WCED plays an important role in addressing the behaviour of our learners in terms of conflict management, mediation as well as youth development.