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POLICE HUNT FOR UNRULY PUPILS
The administration block at Isicelosethu High School was torched on 2 March. Photo by Zimbili Vilakazi  ~ 

COPS are still looking for the pupils suspected of torching a school in Ingwavuma, northern KZN, at the beginning of the month.

On 2 March, the administration block at Isicelosethu High School was burnt down.

KZN police spokeswoman Captain Nqobile Gwala said: “The matter is still under investigation and no arrests have been made.”

A teacher said four grade 11 pupils who were expelled from the school last month were suspected of being behind the incident.

“It’s known in the area that these pupils have been making threats since they were expelled on 22 February,” said the teacher.

He said the problem started last year when the pupils became unruly on a number of occasions.

“They didn’t attend lessons and often smoked dagga in the school toilets.

“They also arrived late and cut the school fence to gain entry.”

He said the school has been trying to resolve the matter since last year, but with no success.

Muzi Mahlambi, a spokesman for KZN Education Department, said they had not received any report about the torching incident.

“Hopefully, we will hear soon. The department relies on the police for justice to take place. It’s good when there are positive leads because they lead to possible arrests. There’s nothing wrong with what the school did because these pupils had been misbehaving for some time.”

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