16 Year Old Scholar Stabbed: Phoenix – KwaZulu Natal
A sixteen (16) boy was injured after he was stabbed on the thigh by another scholar during a fight at a school in Phoenix – KwaZulu Natal a short while ago.
Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to the school after receiving a call from an educator reporting the incident. As a RUSA patrol vehicle approached the scene three individuals fled from the school premises. Reaction Officers apprehended a 13 year old scholar while two of his accomplices managed to evade arrest.
The 13 year old was found in possession of an Okapi pocket knife that was used in the stabbing. While being interviewed the boy claimed that he was asked to keep the knife with him following the stabbing. It is alleged that the victim was assaulted by the suspect yesterday after he prevented him from stealing a bag from a female scholar. Today as the victim exited the school premises he was accosted by the older boy and three of his friends who were from another school in the Phoenix area.
During an altercation the 17 year old drew a knife and stabbed the grade 10 learner in the thigh while his accomplices allegedly assaulted him. The knife was then handed to the 13 year old. During the interview he pointed out the 17 year old who was apprehended by Officers. The victim proceeded to a local clinic for medical attention.
The suspect was handed over to Police for further investigation into the matter.