KZN teenage girl accused of bullying jailed for no-show in court

schumi

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A 16-year-old girl accused of assaulting another girl has been sentenced to three months in jail for failing to appear in court, the KwaZulu-Natal education department said on Sunday.

The teenage girl was charged with assault with the intention to cause grievous bodily harm after “severely assaulting a fellow girl learner” from Mathole High School in the Zululand district. Footage of the incident was circulated on social media and the family of the victim opened a case against her at the police station in Mahlabathini.

The accused was released into the care of her mother and was supposed to appear in court again on February 23 but she did not show up. At the next appearance, on March 9, she could not offer an explanation for her no-show in February

More at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/so...used-of-bullying-jailed-for-no-show-in-court/
 

Mila

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jail for a 16 yo?
Isn't there some other corrective measures?
 

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12 months community service and counselling for KZN teen bully

A 16-year-old KwaZulu-Natal high school pupil, who violently assaulted a classmate in September last year, has been sentenced to 12 months’ community service.

She has also been placed under the supervision of a probation officer for the duration of the sentence.

National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson in KZN Natasha Kara said the teen, a pupil at Mathole High School in Mahlabathini, would also undergo intensive therapy.

The teen was convicted of assault GBH last month.

Video footage of the teen attacking her classmate went viral on social media last year.

In the clip, the girl is seen ripping off the victim's underwear and dragging her on the ground. She then pushes away a boy who tries to intervene and continues to kick the victim in the face.

More at: https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-af...en-bully-ae997464-8f7a-48ba-b2f8-d2a2a4714fa4
 

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OK. This ^ makes more sense.

The SA News article said the learner was 26 years' old:
According to the judgment, the 26-year-old learner will also be placed under the supervision of a probation officer for the 12-month period and referred for intensive therapy to manage issues that may have led to the offence.
Whilst not inconceivable in our beleaguered education system, 26 did seem far-fetched :X3:
 

daveza

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Looks just the place for professional intensive therapy.

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