Pupil killed af­ter he falls off hall ceil­ing

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - NEWS -

A GRADE 6 pupil has died af­ter fall­ing from an eight-me­tre high ceil­ing in his school’s hall‚ the ed­u­ca­tion de­part­ment said.

Ac­cord­ing to West­ern Cape de­part­ment of ed­u­ca­tion spokes­woman Jes­sica Shelver, the boy had gained ac­cess to a stair­case be­hind the stage in the school hall‚ where he climbed to the ceil­ing.

“The school called paramedics‚ who re­port­edly de­clared the learner dead on their ar­rival. The po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing‚” said Shelver.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred on Thurs­day dur­ing school hours. The school has not been iden­ti­fied.

Shelver said that the in­ci­dent had left many pupils at the school trau­ma­tised and four coun­sel­lors from a neigh­bour­ing school would pro­vide sup­port to pupils and staff. – TMG

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