A father and his son a 16-year-old Student have been arrested after the latter shot his classmate during an argument within the school premises.
The incident occurred at the Denga Tshivhase High School, situated in Phiphidi village in South Africa.
The boy shot his 18-year-old classmate in the bathroom.
Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo the police spokesperson, stated that the incident occurred on Friday, February 23.
Mojapelo stated that the 37-year-old man and his boy faced charges of attempted murder and negligence in keeping a firearm respectively.
He added, “An additional charge of unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition has been added after it came to light that the father did not have a licence for the said firearm.
“The firearm has been confiscated and further police investigations are already underway to determine its origin and whether it had not, at any stage, been used to commit other offences.
“The police are making an appeal to parents and guardians to contribute tangibly towards School Safety Programmes by making sure that searching their children’s school bags before they depart to their respective schools becomes a daily routine.”