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The Gauteng Department of Education says it will launch an investigation into school bullying at Roodepark High School in Roodepoort, west of Johannesburg.

The department says a learner involved in the incident is still in hospital and is being treated for bleeding on the brain.

It has expressed disappointment that the school failed to inform the department of the incident that happened last Wednesday.

Department Spokesperson, Steve Mabona, says both the learners have opened cases with the police.

“We understand that the victim is still at hospital and bleeding and it is quite serious. We are concerned as the department that such an incident would occur in and around our school which is unacceptable. We cannot tolerate bullying in any form in and around our schools,” says Mabona.

MEC: Indeed we do not under estimate such incidents especially bullying which is a serious concern to us, we will launch an investigation surrounding circumstances of this incident, which will assist us to take decisive action. I will visit the school on Monday, 03 February 2020.

just to understand on what transpired and also to  assure the Victim’s parent of necessary support @Lesufi

Our Psycho Social Team will interact with the family for counseling.

Both victim & perpetrator have opened assault cases against each other with the police

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