Assault charges against Keetmanshoop teachers

Assault charges against Keetmanshoop teachers

POLICE at Keetmanshoop are investigating charges of common assault and character defamation against two teachers at the town’s PK De Villiers High School.

Regional Police Commander Josephat Abel said that a Grade 12 pupil, Owen Raymond Vries, had laid charges against the school’s hostel superintendent, Christo Adriaanse, and Department Head Martha Poller. Adriaanse is alleged to have punched the pupil in the face and stomach on the hostel premises on January 20.Adriaanse is believed to have accused the student of being drunk after he missed lunch and supper in the hostel’s dining hall.The outcome of the investigation would determine whether any arrests would be made, Abel said.Adriaanse is alleged to have punched the pupil in the face and stomach on the hostel premises on January 20.Adriaanse is believed to have accused the student of being drunk after he missed lunch and supper in the hostel’s dining hall.The outcome of the investigation would determine whether any arrests would be made, Abel said.

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