Johannesburg - The Department of Education on Monday said it has suspended classes at Forest High School in Turfontein, south of Johannesburg.
This comes after a Grade 10 learner was stabbed to death, allegedly by two other learners outside the school premises. It is alleged that the fight between the learners was gang-related.
"We have a strong unit that will make sure that they search every learner before they enter school premises, and also we have strong linkage between the police and the school. We will put every child under the microscope," said MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi.
The department said it has assigned a police officer to every school that has been identified as high risk.
"We want learners to be always protected because you will never know when are you going to be attacked. Since it happened outside the school, it shows that the school premises are safer so the community must also play the important role to avoid such incidents.