A school lunch break turned into a crime scene after learners of M.C. Weiler in Alexander made a gruesome discovery of what looked like a human body underneath a mobile classroom on the school premises.
The discovery was made on Thursday 2 June 2022.
EDUCATION CONFIRMS THE GRUESOME DISCOVERY
The Gauteng Department of Education confirmed the findings on Friday.
“Learners from M.C. Weiler Primary School in Alexandra discovered what is alleged to be a human body underneath a mobile classroom within school premises on Thursday, 2 June 2022.
“This unsettling discovery was made during school break between 11:00 and 11:30 when learners allegedly went to fetch a soccer ball that was underneath the Grade 5A mobile classroom,”said spokesperson Steve Mabona.
He further said the learners reportedly identified their gruesome discovery as a human skeleton and immediately informed their educators.
POLICE CALLED TO THE SCHOOL FOR AN INVESTIGATION
Subsequently, the school’s management contacted the police. Learners were released from the school at 13:00 to allow police officials to conduct necessary investigations.
Mabona added that police officials inspected the scene and the learner’s discovery was confirmed to be a human skeleton.
Furthermore, the body was then removed from the scene and police indicated that an inquest case will be investigated accordingly.
The Gauteng Department of Education has dispatched its Psycho-Social Unit to the school to provide counselling and trauma support for all affected learners and Staff.
“While we await further reports from the police regarding this matter, learning at the school will continue with necessary psycho-social support,”said MEC Panyaza Lesufi.
INVESTIGATION CONDUCTED INTO THE ACCIDENT
Meanwhile, the two scholar buses which crashed into each other on Monday morning, in Christiana in the North West ferrying learners to school were found to be unroadworthy.
The North West MEC for Community Safety and Transport Management has called for a full investigation into the accident which happened earlier this week involving two busses carrying learners.
On Thursday MEC Sello Lehari had a fact-finding meeting on the accident involving two buses that crashed when they both turned in the same direction.
The two buses were carrying 110 learners each bus, only 3 learners are still treated out of 94 that were referred to a hospital after being attended at a local clinic, the department said.
Lehari has instructed Law Enforcement Senior Officials in the department to conduct a thorough investigation.