A disturbing incident occurred at Durban’s Northbury Park Secondary School. As a result, classes were called off for the day. This comes after a grade 10 student allegedly set fire to a vehicle in the school parking lot.
The acting principal is said to have reprimanded a Grade 10 student who was caught with his cell phone on school property, which is against school policy.
The learner was sent home, but later returned and threw gasoline on the deputy principal’s vehicle, a Hyundai i30, setting it on fire.
A man, believed to be a teacher, can be seen in video clips circulating on social media platforms using a fire extinguisher to put out the fire. Learners can also be heard yelling and screaming, and staff rushes into the parking lot.
One teacher on Twitter expressed how difficult it is to be a teacher in South Africa. She went on to say that the Department of Education protects the students, which is why they act the way they do.
- “They are protected by the Department of Education; they will blame the inept acting Deputy Principal; instead, we are under siege as educators and principals; you don’t know how difficult it is.
Watch the video on the link below
It’s just a sad state of affairs in our schools. It seems worse in Pietermaritzburg. Some cases, equally brutal, never get any attention. pic.twitter.com/s9VDZ7l0LZ
— Leko Junior 🇿🇦🇷🇺 (@LekoJr_Shezi) September 7, 2022