A 12-year-old boy who was found in the possession of a gun after he allegedly threatened fellow classmates has been placed in the care of his grandmother.
At the same time, Jessica Shelver, the spokeswoman for Western Cape Education says they are aware of the incident.
The boy was arrested at a Mitchells Plain Primary school last Friday allegedly being in the possession of a 9mm pistol.
He made his first appearance at court on Monday on a charge of the possession of a firearm.
It is believed a warrant has also been issued for a second suspect who allegedly gave the gun to the boy to keep while he walked to school.
Prosecutors are set to prove the child, whose father is a suspected gangster and is spending time inside prison, threatened fellow Grade 6 pupils before he was arrested,
The child has since been placed in the care of his grandmother.
Shelver says: “We are aware of the incident at Littlewood Primary School where a Grade 6 learner was found in the possession of a weapon.
“Safe and secure learning environments are essential if we are to ensure that quality education is delivered.
“It is imperative that our schools remain weapon and drug-free.
“The reality is that some learners do come to school in possession of dangerous objects and illegal drugs, despite the fact that our Western Cape Provincial School Education Act clearly states that no person may bring these items onto the school premises at any time.”