A 17-year-old pupil was stabbed in a alleged revenge attack at Trenance Park Secondary School in KwaZulu Natal.

Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) reportedly received a call from the school requesting medical help for the injured student.

The pupil was stabbed on the chest, arm and ribs.

According to the student, he had transferred to Trenance Park Secondary from Bothas Hill - KZN at the beginning of the term.

“This morning he was standing in the vicinity of the tuck shop when he was approached by a grade 11 learner and two of his friends.”

One of learners drew a knife and without warning repeatedly stabbed him, before they fled from the school,” RUSA spokesperson Prem Balram said.

The incident reportedly occurred in the presence of other learners.

The boy said the three boys were part of a gang, the stabbing is believed to be related to an incident that occurred at the school last Friday, where one of the gang members accused him of stealing his girlfriend.

The victim was transported to hospital is a stable condition.