Pupil dies after school chair prank
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.