A Cape Town teacher was stabbed in her classroom.
- A teacher was stabbed and her mobile phone taken at a school in Cape Town.
- The incident took place on Thursday in a Class 2 classroom.
- A teacher receives medical treatment after being stabbed.
A teacher was stabbed by an assailant while working at a Cape Town primary school.
The teacher was at a school in Bontejøvel on Thursday morning when the perpetrator allegedly jumped over a high perimeter fence with barbed wire and barbed wire and entered her Grade 2 classroom.
The offender stabbed the teacher in the shoulder and fled with her mobile phone, Western Cape Department of Education spokeswoman Brona Hammond said.
“The WCED (Western Cape Department of Education) is extremely concerned by the news that one of our teachers has been stabbed,” Hammond said.
“The SAPS was immediately called. The teacher is currently receiving medical treatment. Fortunately, the wounds are not serious. However, such an incident is very traumatic for the teacher, students and the entire school community,” he added.
Police spokesman Captain Frederik van Wyk said the injury occurred shortly before 09:00 on Wednesday.
Van Wyk said:
According to reports, the 53-year-old teacher at the school was busy in class when an unknown masked man entered her classroom and stabbed her in the left shoulder. If she fell to the ground, then [man] asked for a mobile phone, took it from the table and ran away from the scene.
According to him, the teacher was taken to the nearest medical facility.
The Department of Education has arranged for counseling support at the school, Hammond said.
“We are shocked by this incident and thankful that the teacher was not seriously injured. It is unacceptable that criminals should target our teachers, who play such an important role in our society,” said David Mainier, MEC for Education in the Western Cape.
Meunier urged anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the perpetrator to contact police.
Bonteheuwel Ward Councilor Angus McKenzie identified the school as Arcadia Primary.
“All law enforcement agencies are currently searching for the person,” he added.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or Bishop Lavis Police Station on 021 935 9800.