RUSTENBURG – A 10-year-old boy escaped minor injuries after he was stabbed with a sharp object at a school in Welgevonden near Ventersdorp in the north-west, his father said on Friday.
His father Samuel Motsatsi said that a fourth grade student in Welgevonden Elementary School came home with Thursday clothes soaked with blood.
"He told me that another student stabbed him with a mathematical instrument in the back. Thanks to the grace of God, he has not been stabbed into any of the important organs, we are lucky that he was not seriously injured or killed, "said Motsatsi.
He explained that he took the child to a hospital in Ventersdorp, where the doctors assured him that the child had suffered minor injuries.
He said his son was caught in a crossfire.
"My child was not a target, he was caught in the crossfire, he passed when the learner wanted to stab another, and my son accidentally passed between them and was stabbed.
"I went to school and no object was found where it was stabbed. I'm worried that the same object may hurt or kill another student. "
He said there were charges that there were gangsters at school. He did not open the case with the police.
Northwest Police spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Amanda Funani confirmed that no case had been opened.
The incident took place the day after the 13-year-old girl was found unconscious with a stab wound in the school toilet in Tlhabane near Rustenburg.
The girl was found on Wednesday by other students. We do not know who stabbed her yet.
She was transported to hospital in a serious condition.
Police from the North West initiated the case of assault with the intention of causing serious bodily injury (GBH).
On February 26, the student was stabbed at the Mateane primary school in Diretsane near Delerayville.
In Tlhatlaganyane near Rustenburg, a parent attacked a teacher at Leema primary school, allegedly beaten the teacher with an umbrella, accusing her of mistreating the child at school.
The parent of Itumeleng Letsepe, 40, was arrested and released on bail R2000, but was arrested again on Wednesday after she allegedly went to the same school and threatened to kill another teacher.
Funani said the case against Letsepe was removed from court on Thursday when she appeared at the Mankwe court in Mogwase.
It is expected that Letsepe will appear in the same court on June 20, facing accusations of GBH assault.
Violence at school prompted the Northwest Education Department to call a provincial school safety summit.
The two-day summit decided among other things that security personnel will be provided in all public schools on an incremental basis, starting from 200 schools from April 1.
Northwestern education MEC Sello Lehari said the summit resolution will be implemented.
A 17-year-old student stabbed teacher Daniel Mokolobate, 24, to death with a knife at Ramotshere High School in Dinokana near Zeerust last year.
The teenager was sentenced to 10 years in prison for murder.
African News Agency (ANA)