Probe into alleged drug search at north Durban school

Probe into alleged drug search at north Durban school

The KwaZulu-Natal Education Department has deployed officials to a school in Effingham Heights, north of Durban, where some pupils allege they were interrogated and intimidated by people, not employed by the school.   

Effingham Secondary School
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The department's spokesperson, Muzi Mahlambi says the secondary school children were being questioned about the suspected use of drugs on the premises.  

Mahlambi says the principal has been suspended pending an investigation into allegations that he'd brought in a group to interrogate the pupils.

"If there are allegations of drugs - they must use a recognised law enforcement agencies in the form of South African Police Service. They are trained and they know what protocols and procedures to follow when they get to school and if they find a learner in possession of drugs, they know how that learner should be processed," Mahlambi said.  

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