JOHANNESBURG - The Department of Basic Education is slamming calls for teachers to be armed.
The calls were made by Educators' Union of South Africa.
The department says the union is not registered.
Elijah Mhlanga from the Basic Education department says school is not a warzone, its suppose to be a peaceful environment.
"In almost every instance where someone has been stabbed, the aggressor knows the victim or there was an unresolved issue. Its people who know each other. Don't be violent, talk. This thing of saying people must go to school with guns is completely reckless and dangerous."