Police are protecting teachers and pupils at a primary school in Roodepoort where some parents are protesting against the appointment of a black principal.
ROODEPOORT - One person has been injured when police fired rubber bullets on a violent crowd outside Roodepoort Primary School, west of Johannesburg.
Social media reports indicate that school parents began assaulting eachother when some attempted to prevent a group of school pupils from boarding a bus bound for their new temporary school, the Lufhereng Primary School.
An elderly man is being treated at the scene after having been shot in the leg by rubber bullets.
ER24 medics on the scene report that up to five people may have been injured by the rubber bullets.
There is a heavy police presence monitoring the situation.
- This is a developing story - further information will be published as it becomes available.
Parents are moering each other at Roodepoort Primary, this all due to racial beliefs. I thought we&39;ve passed that stage. RoodepoortPrimary— Rector Vukeya (@vukeyar) August 18, 2015
Roodepoort Primary turning really bad. Parents fighting each other. Cops shooting parents. They&39;ve got us turning on each other AGAIN— Russell Grinker (@grinker1) August 18, 2015
Roodepoort Primary. 63 year old man shot twice by cops. Parents threaten to fetch own weapons. Racial divide and rule - so what&39;s new?— Russell Grinker (@grinker1) August 18, 2015
RoodepoortPrimary parents be like I&39;m not racist but my kids ain&39;t going to no school with blacks - and this is 21 years after apartheid— Wits Logic (@WitsLogic) August 18, 2015