An Overport principal’s car was trashed, and school property was damaged, when Grade 12 pupils went on the rampage because they were not given their reports on Friday afternoon.
The principal of Sparks Estate Secondary School, Rose Fredricks, was at the centre of the riot. Pupils said she had not released their reports because their parents had not paid fees. As a result, they were unable to submit their university applications in time.
Police arrested a 19-year-old matric pupil who threw bricks at officers and their vehicles. He is due to appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.
The pupils said they would continue their protest until they were given their reports.