A 16-year-old Grade 10 female pupil at Jan Viljoen Hoerskool was suspended with immediate effect for allegedly assaulting a 16-year-old Grade 9 male pupil, the Gauteng Department of Education said on Thursday.
The incident happened on Tuesday after the two wrote their exams, spokesperson Steve Mabona said.
Mabona said the suspension emanated from video footage which went viral on social media, showing the female pupil assaulting a male pupil.
"It is unfortunate that the incident happened at the time when learners are busy with their year-end examinations," he said.
"We strongly condemn any misdemeanour in schools, which could lead to serious action being taken against a learner. We have dispatched our psycho-social team to provide necessary support to all affected by the said incident."
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