Police arrest fellow learners following fatal stabbing at school

Police have arrested a 19-year-old learner within hours of an incident wherein three leaners were stabbed at a high school in Forest Hill, Johannesburg, on Monday 03 June 2019.

A 16-year-old leaner was stabbed and certified dead outside the school premises, while two other learners, aged 15 and 16, were taken to a nearby hospital after sustaining stab wounds.

It is alleged that learners from Forest High School had a fight on Friday. The same leaners met today at the school and the fight resumed, where after three learners were stabbed.

The suspect fled the scene but police were able to trace him to Dobsonville in Soweto, where the 19-year old was arrested.

The motive for the fight is unknown at this stage and police investigation is continuing.

The suspect will appear at Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Wednesday facing charges of murder and attempted murder.

Source: South African Police Service

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