The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has suspended a learner from Belgravia High School for bullying a classmate and setting her hair alight.
The 14-second video, that has been shared by several social media users this week shows the boy taunting the girl before he lit her hair on fire. The video went viral on social media.
The incident allegedly took place on Monday, May 17 and was recorded by a fellow accomplice. According to IOL, WCED Deputy Spokesperson, Millicent Merton indicated that the learner was suspended as a precautionary measure pending a disciplinary hearing.
However, bullying in schools have become a prominent issue following the death of 15-year-old Lufuno Mavhunga from Limpopo who took her own life after a video of her being bullied went viral. Meanwhile, the WCED has also provided counselling and therapeutic support to the victim.
Picture: Screenshot from video