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Grade 2 pupil takes loaded gun to school - Gauteng MEC

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Grade 2 pupil takes loaded gun to school - Gauteng MEC

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi

28th September 2017

By: News24Wire

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Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has tweeted that a Grade 2 pupil took a loaded gun to a school in Brakpan, East Rand, on Tuesday.

Lesufi tweeted a screenshot of an email written to a "Chief Director", which alleged that the child had come to school with the intention of shooting another pupil with whom he had fought.

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It is unclear who wrote the letter, and who the "Chief Director" is.

"Pray for us, Aowa, this can't be. A Grade 2 with a gun!" - Panyaza Lesufi

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The screenshot of what appears to be an email reads that the gun was confiscated from the child and that he was then taken to the local police station, where a case was opened.

Police were unavailable for comment.

The father of the child was allegedly called to the school, but had apparently distanced himself from the gun.

This comes after a spate of violence in various schools across the East Rand, including a young pupil in Benoni losing his life following continued bullying; a pupil who ended up in hospital after a gun went off during an altercation in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg; and the fatal shooting of a deputy principal in Nigel.

Lesufi was also not available for comment.

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