A Hoërskool Bergvlam pupil allegedly assaulted a teacher at the school in Nelspruit on Monday morning, Lowvelder reports.
Police were called to the school after the teacher, Richard Prinsloo, was allegedly attacked in his classroom by a new pupil in Grade 10.
Other children had to pull the alleged attacker off Prinsloo. His glasses were broken and his eye, elbow, ribs and knee were injured during the assault.
Prinsloo was making an official statement to police at the time of going to press.
Department of education spokesman Gerald Sambo said in instances where a learner had committed any form of misconduct, the school must subject that particular learner to a disciplinary hearing with the parents involved.
“In this instance, both the learner and the educator must be given an opportunity to present their cases before a disciplinary committee, which will then come up with recommendations after they have thoroughly investigated the case and listened to both parties. Be that as it may, the department does not condone any form of misconduct, be it by learners or educators at the schools,” he said.
Deputy principal Jacques Kruger confirmed the incident. “We confirm that we adhered strictly to the disciplinary code.
“The incident has been reported to the department of education, and is being investigated along with them.”
SAPS spokesman Lt-Col Erhard Stroh confirmed the incident, and said they would be investigating the matter.