WATCH: Violent clash between security guards, Durban pupils

WATCH: Violent clash between security guards, Durban pupils

The Department of Education in KwaZulu-Natal says it's stationed officials at Effingham Secondary School in Durban following a series of violent disruptions.

Violent clash between security guards, Durban pupils  Effingham Secondary School
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Video clips have made their rounds on social media of the pupils clashing with security guards. 

The footage shows security officials apparently manhandling two schoolgirls while another holds a gun to a boy's face.

The department's spokesperson Muzi Mahlambi says the security guards seen in the video are not contracted to the Durban North school.

He says it all started on Wednesday with a serious fight between two girls where police were called in to intervene.

"Whilst the fight was on other boys who are not from the school with a boom boom speaker, I am told, they came to the scene. It then excited learners and created chaos."

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"When these boys were told to stop what they were doing, they did now want to do so, but instead, they went into the school and started to disturb classes."  

The school has been temporarily closed. 

Mahlambi says they're in talks with unions as teachers are now scared to return to school because they fear the pupils. 

"Some will come to school intoxicated, some having taken drugs, some with weapons and we are told that in the middle of all this, there are parents who came to attack other learners who had fought with their children the previous day."  

An urgent parents meeting will be held at the school on Saturday to discuss the matter. 



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