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Johannesburg - The Gauteng Department of Education on Tuesday confirmed the suspension of a pupil for allegedly poured boiling water on a fellow pupil at a school in Ekurhuleni. 

The incident reportedly took place at a high school in Tsakane last week Tuesday.

According to reports, the incident unfolded after the two pupils allegedly got into an argument. It is unclear what the argument was about. 

Spokesperson for the Tsakane Police Station Sergeant Lerato Mngomezulu, said following this, the pupil then went to the staff room to get boiling water. 

"The pupil then returned to the classroom and poured it on her fellow pupil," Mngomezulu said. 

The pupil was then arrested and charged with assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm. 

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Mngomezulu confirmed that the student has since appeared at the Children's Court. 

Meanwhile, Gauteng Department of Education spokesperson Steve Mabona confirmed that the pupil has since been suspended following the incident. 

"The SGB has suspended the learner pending investigations," Mabona said. 

This shocking incident comes a day after video footage emerged showing a food handler assaulting a disabled pupil on a school bus in Soweto. 

In the video footage that has emerged, the woman, believed to be a food server, is seen punching the pupil repeatedly while the child sits crouched. 

The bus driver then intervenes and manages to get the staff member away from the pupil. 

The woman has since been suspended and arrested over the incident.