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Stabbed pupil dies in hospital

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A Roodepark High School pupil who was stabbed in the head died today.

Spokesman Captain Siphiwe Ndlovu says the 16-year-boy, who was stabbed by his classmate on Tuesday, died in the West Rand’s Leratong Hospital last night.

“The two started fighting after one mocked the other. They fought in the classroom and took the fight outside after they were stopped by their teacher.”

Ndlovu says “It is alleged the suspect stabbed the victim with a pair of scissors in the head”.

The boy believed to have attacked him appeared briefly in Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court yesterday and was released into the custody of his parents. The matter was postponed to August 14.

Ndlovu says he could not yet confirm whether the charges of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, would now be changed to murder.