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The school where a grade 12 pupil allegedly gave birth. Photo by Xolile Nkosi  ~ 

TEACHING and learning was disrupted at Bechet High School in Sydenham, Durban on Wednesday.

This was after a grade 12 pupil allegedly suffered labour pains in class.

According to one of the pupils, their maths class was cancelled when one of the teachers told them to leave.

A pupil said: “The teacher wanted to help the girl, as she was about to give birth.”

Another pupil said the incident was shocking.

“It was scary because she was crying and we couldn’t ignore her screaming.because it was very loud.

“We were moved to another classroom but that did not make a difference because we could still hear her.

“We were disturbed,” said the second pupil.

He said an ambulance arrived immediately. “We’re not sure if she gave birth in the classroom or not because we were on the other side.”

KZN education spokesman, Muzi Mahlambi said: “Teenagers hide their pregnancy until very late and don’t go to clinics. Our position has not shifted from that of saying no to teenage pregnancy.”

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