Ongoing proceedings on the content of the scandalous video got a new turn. They filed a mutual lawsuit for causing bodily injury.
The police department confirmed on Wednesday that the teacher and the pupil have opened criminal cases against each other.
“Two cases of assault were opened for investigation by Claremont SAPS, one by the parent of the learner and another one by a 33-year-old teacher,” Sgt. Noloyiso Rwexana commented to the newspaper.
According to the spokeperson for Western Cape education MEC Debbie Schäfer, Jessica Shelver, the student as well as his teacher did not attend the school today.
“They have both been informed by the school governing body that disciplinary steps will be taken against them. They have been suspended pending the disciplinary hearing,” Shelver explained .
Sans Souci Girls High School representatives offered assistance to both parties and assured that all further decisions and actions would be taken within the law.
“We are well aware of the extremely disturbing incidents that occurred yesterday in one of our classes and have initiated the remedial processes as prescribed by the school’s code of conduct and within the framework of the South African Schools Act,” said the school in its statement.
Regarding the San Souci girl's video, we really cannot ignore that both the educator and the learner are in the wrong. It has nothing to do with racism unless this is something that is consecutively done on BLACK GIRLS ONLY at this school.
— Sweetati. (@bucie_ntshiqa) February 5, 2019
This San Souci smacking incident is tricky. Kids press teachers on purpose, but then again the teacher should know way better than that.
— Lyle (@TheLinderman_) February 6, 2019