The Gauteng education department has decided remove a pupil from his Soweto school after he chased a teacher and threw a brick at him. The incident was captured on video, which went viral.
In the video, filmed at the Albertina Sisulu Centre, a school for children with intellectual disabilities, the teacher is seen running away from the pupil. He then falls and the pupil kicks him.
Department spokesperson Steve Mabona said: “The learner has started attending a diversion programme, anger management and behavioural modification sessions.”
Mabona said the pupil would not return to the school and that he would attend another school after completing the programme.
He said the teacher had sustained minor injuries, and medical attention had been provided.
“The safety of educators, learners and everyone in our schools must always be guaranteed,” added Mabona.
Meanwhile, education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said there was no room for violence in schools.