Johannesburg - A Grade 10 pupil from Ebenezer Majombozi High School in the Eastern Cape was stabbed in the neck with a screwdriver while on school premises, DispatchOnline reported on Thursday.

His attackers were from another school and had lied to the security guard so they could gain access to the school.

A pupil told DispatchOnline that four boys drove into the school on Tuesday, and stabbed the boy because he had refused to give them cigarettes.

“Seeing all the commotion the security guard refused to open the gate and the guys were trapped,” the unnamed pupil was quoted as saying.

Other angry pupils then stabbed their car tyres.

The boy was treated in hospital and discharged.

The provincial education department however said he was not the target.

Spokesman Malibongwe Mtima said the attackers had been looking for two other pupils.

“It was only after they were arrested that the school became aware that the four were in the school to stab two other pupils before they got into a fight with the victim.”

The four, aged between 19 and 20, were arrested. - Sapa