A Johannesburg pupil has been arrested and removed from school just in time for the final examinations after an image showing an assaulted teacher went viral on social media.
Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said the matter was attended to by his officials and the teacher was receiving support.
It is alleged the learner beat the teacher with a brick and left him bleeding at Randfontein Secondary School grounds on the West Rand.
The shocking incident received mixed reactions on social media.
One teacher said they were not protected at schools. The teacher said she nearly fell on the ground when a Grade 9 learner pushed her after she asked to mark his book a few weeks back.
Ntombentle Lunika tweeted: “If it was a learner that had a hiding from teacher SA would be roaring. Lawless children of today.”
“I don’t see anything good coming out of this generation shame. [Spoilt] rotten brats,” said Tshepi Mabenakenosi.
Here are some of the reactions from twitter users:
What has gotten to our kids, this is not acceptable can you imagine this person being your father, brother or uncle??
— Mamile (@ntombik3) October 25, 2017
o Nkosi we are not protected. Few weeks back i was pushed by a grade 9 learner, nearly fell. I wanted to mark his book, he said “angifuni”😢
— 🙌🙌 (@Uyanda1020) October 24, 2017
Outside the school prem you’re not his teacher
— AYANDA NDLELA (@BoyWifThatThing) October 25, 2017