The pupil who's seen being slapped by her teacher in a viral video, has now left the school. Both the girl and teacher at Sans Souci High School in Cape Town have appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court for assault. Courtesy #DStv403
JOHANNESBURG - The Cape Town pupil, who’s seen being slapped by her teacher in a viral video, has now left Sans Souci High School.
Both the girl and teacher have appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court for assault.
In the viral video, Afrikaans teacher Clarissa Venter has a heated exchange of words with the 16-year-old girl.
The pupil is seen shoving a desk into her teacher, which eventually leads to her receiving a slap in the face.
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In a statement issued on behalf of the family, The Chamber of Legal Students says the mother removed her child from the school because she is concerned for her daughter’s wellbeing.
It is calling the actions of the school and its governing body unfair and unlawful. The Chamber also claims the school has created an extremely hostile environment.
The mother has opted not to participate in a disciplinary hearing, instead, she plans on taking legal action against the school, its school governing body, and the Western Cape Education Department.
The teacher's lawyer, William Booth says his team is ready to take on the case.
Western Cape Education Department says it doesn't condone the teacher's behavior and that disciplinary measures will be taken against her once its investigations are complete.
The pupil is set to appear in court on charges of assault on 1 April while the case against the teacher resumes on 8 April.