A video of a Bishops Diocesan College, also known as Bishops, pupil allegedly raping another Grade 8 pupil has blown up on social media this week, reports IOL.
The victim can be heard screaming, while the alleged rapist, who filmed the incident, is heard laughing.
The two boys involved are 15 years old.
The school released a statement saying,“Where the conduct of our learners is inappropriate or amounts to a serious charge of misconduct, the school will not hesitate to act immediately,” reported IOL.
The school is is said to be taking immediate steps to determine what transpired.
However, Bishops said there is information to suggest the allegations being made on social media are incorrect, and have the potential to cause harm especially to the children involved, continued IOL.
“We therefore urge all involved to treat social media claims with caution and sensitivity until the truth and accuracy of the incident are determined.”
The boys and their parents are being communicated with, and as the incident involves children and is under investigation at the moment, it would be inappropriate to comment further, added the school.
The full story will be featured in the Weekend Argus on Saturday.
The prestigious Cape Town school has launched an investigation after a video of a Bishops Diocesan College pupil allegedly raping another Grade 8 pupil circulated on social media this week. Catch the full story in the Weekend Argus on Saturday. https://t.co/A9zSHxxI8a
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