School Violence: How do students develop such attitude to kill fellow schoolmates?

published May 29, 2021, 1:12 p.m. by mariamagboola

School Violence: How do students develop such attitude to kill fellow schoolmates?

A 17 year old student accused of killing a school mate by hitting him with a brick on the head, pleaded guilty to the offense.

The accused appeared before a Regional Court in South Africa where the Magistrate postponed the matter until 11 June for a pre-sentencing report by social workers.

The question is what strait was this student (not a street urchin) exhibiting from childhood that went uncorrected until he grew to commit such heinous crime while in school?

The teenager from Mpumalanga allegedly hit the other pupil over a dice game in February, leaving him to die in a pool of his blood.

The victim Machego was certified dead shortly after arriving at a nearby clinic.

Another set of students between the ages of 18 and 19 are facing a count murder charge for allegedly stabbing another pupil to death with a knife at school in 2019.

Such brutal killings are bound to instill fears in parents when schools are becoming unsafe for students.

The brutal killing of Mashego has left his fellow pupils and teachers scared and traumatized. The Education Authorities and the police as well as some social workers are visiting the school to offer counseling and moral support to the pupils.

But where has the society gone wrong in raising those students who could not take control over their temper and ended up killing their fellow school mates?

What do we look out for, in our kids to prevent this and what do parents need to do to correct such dangerous straits before they get out of hand?

Let us talk about talk about this.

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Mariam Agboola

A graduate of Political Science from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria,had a stint in the teaching profession berfore going to a post graduate Diploma in Journalism. Ever since she has remained in the profession for which she is passionate about and she tells those that care to listen that "it is the best profession in the universe"