Two guards shot dead at KZN school

Durban police spokesperson Thulani Zwane sheds light on the fatal shooting of two security guards at a school in KwaZulu-Natal.

JOHANNESBURG - Two security guards have been killed at Ukusa High School in Hammarsdale.

A third guard was also shot, but survived in what appears to be an attempted robbery overnight.The bodies of the security personnel were found on Thursday in a classroom at the high school.

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School officials suspect that the criminals wanted to gain access to the strong room but the guards did not have the keys.

KZN Education MEC Kwazi Mshengu visited the school and says his department is working with police to increase school safety. 

A month ago, a teacher was killed at another school in the province.

"We have are in a difficult position because we remain firm in our position that we will not allow a situation where educators come to our schools armed.

"Even arming the security guards becomes dangerous because it is clear that the thugs will focus on disarming the guards," said Mshengu.

No suspects have been arrested and police are investigating the incident.