Pupil dies af­ter school chair prank

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JO­HAN­NES­BURG — A 17- year- old girl died at the Eden Park Sec­ondary School in Jo­han­nes­burg af­ter a class­mate pulled a chair out from un­der her, Gaut­eng po­lice said yes­ter­day.

“They al­leged that she was in class and as she was about to sit down, one of the pupils took the chair [ out from un­der her] and she fell,” Lieu­tenant- Colonel Katlego Mo­gale said.

“She was taken to the sick bay and was cer­ti­fied dead by paramedics.”

The in­ci­dent hap­pened on Mon­day and was be­ing in­ves­ti­gated by Eden Park po­lice. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion was not im­me­di­ately avail­able. Nei­ther the school’s prin­ci­pal nor Gaut­eng Ed­u­ca­tion Depart­ment spokesper­son Phumla Sekho­nyane were im­me­di­ately avail­able for com­ment.

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