A grade 12 girl allegedly stabbed a grade 8 boy to death last week at the Merafong area. According to  Steve Mabona, Gauteng department of education spokesperson,  the two learners involved in the incident were from different schools.

Mabona said that the suspect was arrested and is being held at a correctional service centre for minors.

“Information indicates that there was an argument between the two next to certain houses in the township and subsequently the girl learner stabbed the boy learner who tried to run away. Unfortunately, it was too late.”

The boy learner was confirmed dead on the scene by police and emergency services.

He says they’ve sent a team to help pupils deal with the trauma.

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