Cape Town – A KwaZulu-Natal teacher has reportedly been accused of allegedly pointing a gun at learners as a means to scare and discipline them.
Reports indicated that the teacher has been suspended before for other misconduct.
According to Isolezwe, the teacher at Phambili Secondary School in Rossburgh was feared at the school.
The report said that fed-up parents stormed the school last week with intentions to address the matter and ensure that she left the school, as they alleged the school had not taken action against her.
According to The South African, the KwaZulu-Natal education department condemned the teacher’s conduct, saying educators were not allowed to bring weapons to school, let alone a gun.
The department said it would be engaging with the principal of the school to make sure that action was taken against the teacher.
The department’s spokesperson, Muzi Mahlambi confirmed that the department had received complaints from teachers and pupils about the teacher who allegedly used a gun to discipline pupils, EWN reported.
“She was suspended before for other misconduct and we have a report from the school to say that this is what she is doing, and we have gotten complaints from her colleagues, and learners and parents,” the report quoted Mahlambi as saying.
Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe