Gauteng Secondary School Students Go Back Home After School Was Set On Fire. The beginning of the school year is meant to be one of the nicest times of the school year for students as they get to be assigned to their new classes.
The beginning of the school year is meant to be one of the nicest times of the school year for students as they get to be assigned to their new classes. Other students are happy to be reuniting with their school friends. However, students at Khutlo-Tharo Secondary School in Sebokeng, Gauteng, didn’t start the school year on a good note.
The school was set on fire on Wednesday. The students at the school were told to go back home at around 7am as they were waiting for answers, others were moving along with their parents. At 8am many students continued to fill up at the school, as they looked at forensic specialists were looking at the scene, trying to see what might have happened at the scene. The blaze started at around 2am, according to the people who live in the area.
News24 was told that due to a shortage of water in the place got to the fire going further. The fire affected offices and some parts of the roofing were critically burned. Windows were also broken. Matric students were concerned as to how they were supposed to work. The students want the people that burned the school to be held accountable. “Today was supposed to be my first day in Grade 12. Thanks to cruel people, it has been spoiled. I was expecting to be in class and learn. But someone robbed me of the opportunity to learn,” says the student. There were messages that were on the wall, with a threat of the principal’s car being the next target.
by Alexandra Ramaite