School’s safety threatened by shack dwellers

An East London primary school is under attack, with pupils being robbed of their belongings at gunpoint.
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An East London primary school is under attack, with pupils being robbed of their belongings at gunpoint.

For eight years, teachers have had countless items stolen from their classrooms.

AW Barnes Primary School in Parkside is right next to the Second Creek RDP housing development. However, the Second Creek informal settlement which has mushroomed from just 26 shacks eight years ago to 200, is behind the school.

The vibracrete wall between the two barely separates them there are so many holes in it.

Parent Zingiswa Qapa, who is also a community policing forum (CPF) member, said the wall had been broken by the shack dwellers for easy access and the school grounds were used as a thoroughfare.

Qapa said around June a group of people entered the school premises and pointed a gun at pupils having their lunch. The scared children ran away, leaving their bags and lunch boxes behind.

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By: Aretha Linden

Source: DispatchLIVE

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