Learners of Alex High School went viral after they opted to celebrate Spring Day in a ‘BARBARIC’ way by damaging furniture, fire extinguisher and wasting water. WATCH AS THE LEARNERS THROW FURNITURE FROM THE THIRD FLOOR Gauteng Education spokesperson Steve Mabona said the department said they confirmed the incident. “We can confirm that learners who…
Learners of Alex High School went viral after they opted to celebrate Spring Day in a ‘BARBARIC’ way by damaging furniture, fire extinguisher and wasting water.
WATCH AS THE LEARNERS THROW FURNITURE FROM THE THIRD FLOOR
Gauteng Education spokesperson Steve Mabona said the department said they confirmed the incident.
“We can confirm that learners who were purported to be celebrating Spring Day on the 1st of September 2022 caused havoc at Alex High,” Mabona said furniture was damaged, water was wasted, and learners even interfered with the fire extinguishers at school.
“It is quite barbaric, which we witnessed on the video footage on what was happening at that school. We just want to call upon parents to assist us in installing discipline in children because they need to understand you cannot damage anything at your school, and you expect that to be fixed.”Steve Mabona
DEPARTMENT RECENTLY RECEIVED COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE FURNITURE
He furthermore said they had recently had problems with furniture where Xhosa’s were leading marches and complaining about furniture.
“Now the very same furniture is being damaged by learners, which is quite unfortunate, and we just want to call upon learners to remember that they need this furniture and that they don’t need to behave in this manner just celebrating one day of introduction of spring. It is uncalled for, and we will not tolerate this.”Steve Mabona
‘NOW THE VERY SAME FURNITURE IS BEING DAMAGED’
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Hundreds of learners can be seen yelling and throwing furniture and other items from the second and third floors.
Big clouds of smoke can also be seen in the video. However, Mabo0na said nothing was burned.
LEARNERS WERE CAUGHT ON CAMERA SMOKING DAGGA
Earlier this year, the Gauteng Department of Education confirmed that the 36 learners from the Leondale High School who were captured on video smoking dagga and acting a fool had been suspended.
Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi said the learners who were captured smoking dagga within the school premises have been removed and suspended from the school.
The disciplinary hearing of the group of learners will be held on Monday.
The video that has been uploaded to social media has gone viral. In the video, several learners in school uniforms can be seen on the school grounds smoking joints of dagga.
THIS COMES ONLY WEEKS AFTER OTHER GAUTENG LEARNERS WERE HOSPITALISED
Some learners proudly pose for the video while others blow the smoke toward the camera. Others are seen dancing and acting weirdly.
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According to the Gauteng Education Department, learners from Randfontein High School in the West Rand and Mamellong Secondary School in Tsakane, Ekurhuleni were hospitalised on Thursday, 7 April 2022 and Saturday, 9 April 2022 respectively.