The Western Cape Education Department and the South African Police Service have come to Woodlands Secondary School to perform a search and seizure operation. Thus, as a result of the operation, the officials have confiscated knives, screwdrivers, dagga, and cigarettes. The items were hidden in learners’ schoolbags that have been searched by the officers. The kids have opened and emptied their bags and put their hands on the desk.
A number of Mitchells Plain school kids will face disciplinary action and will be consulting with specialists.
The Provincial Education Department conducted the operation after reports of an increase in drugs and weapons in the school.
MEC for Education Debbie Schafer has expressed worries by the weapons that have been carried to schools:
“Our teachers are also at risk and we’re really sending a strong message that we will not tolerate this. We’re periodically conducting different operations at schools.”