The Loate South African Police Services (SAPS) in Winterveldt, Tshwane conducted a school search on Friday, 13 September to ensure that schools are free from drugs and weapons.
This is an initiative by the Loate SAPS, Social Crime Prevention, Sector Managers, Community Patrollers as well as the Department of Education to make sure that everyone in the school’s premises is safe.
Four schools that were searched in the Winterveldt area include Dr Sam Motsuenyane Comprehensive School, Thulaganyo Secondary School, Abel Motshoane Secondary School and Tswaing Secondary School. At Tswaing, two Grade 11 learners were found in possession of pocket knives. Police spokesperson Captain Samuel Sebola warned pupils against bringing weapons to schools as they put their own lives in danger.
“The knives were seized by the police. The Tshwane North Cluster will continue with the school searches until our schools are safe,” Sebola said. The school’s principal said he will inform the two learners’ parents and that they will be disciplined in accordance with the school’s code of conduct.
Sebola said in another unannounced raid that two learners were found in possession of dagga at Thulaganyo Secondary School. “These learners were taken to the principal’s office and will also be dealt with in accordance with the school’s code of conduct,” said Sebola.