Cape Town - A teenager was stabbed at Silverstream High School in Manenberg on Friday morning after three gangsters entered the premises and threatened staff.

The Education Department said its records indicated the stabbed boy, who should be in Grade 9, was no longer a pupil at the school as he had been deregistered last year, but pupils at the school said he was in the Grade 9E class at the school.

The gangsters came on to school grounds and threatened the staff, saying if they did not get what they wanted, they would kill “anybody” they wanted to, said pupils this morning.

A police helicopter and vehicles scoured Manenberg as they searched for the suspect with the knife.

The stabbing victim is recovering in hospital.

Shortly after the incident, some pupils travelled to Cape Town to protest at the offices of the Department of Education.

They said they had had enough of violence in the area.

Cape Argus