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High School Student Speared To Death By Fellow Classmates (Video)

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A high school student in South Africa was apparently speared to death by several classmates earlier this week.

Bongani Nkabinde was killed at Sizimisele High School after reportedly being involved in a fight with several other students, according to ewn.co.za.

Video of the attack was apparently uploaded to YouTube, but the site has since removed it.

Police found an assortment of weapons at the scene.

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“It is believed they were carrying dangerous weapons at school including knobkieries and sticks. Seven suspects have been arrested and they are due to appear in court soon,” Thulane Zwane, a member of the police stated.

There have been a number of recent violent incidents at South African schools.

Earlier this month, a group of pupils from Pretoria West High School arrived at Hoërskool Langenhoven armed with pangas, knives and axes. They were apparently looking to settle a score.

Also in October, an 11th grader from the Kgothalang Secondary School in Bekkersdal was stabbed to death by a fellow pupil at the school.

Other incidents have reportedly involved teachers being attacked by their students.

Schools in South Africa had other issues related to violence in recent months.

In August, BBC News reported that a surge in gang violence prompted education officials in South Africa’s Western Cape Province to close 16 schools for two days.

Sources: ewn.co.za, BBC News