Vanderbijlpark - Laerskool Kollegepark authorities have described the kidnapping of a Grade R pupil and subsequent arrest of an employee in connection with the incident as a shock and something out of a movie.
Amy'Leigh de Jager, 6, was snatched in front of the school on Monday as she, her mother and little brother were getting out of the car.
Four balaclava-clad men shoved her brother to the side before grabbing the girl and making off with her in an unmarked white Toyota Fortuner.
She was returned unharmed to her family a day later following intense media coverage and a frantic search for the little girl.
Police on Thursday confirmed that three people were arrested, including one of the teachers at Kollegepark, over the kidnapping.