Parents have threatened to burn down a northern KwaZulu-Natal school on Thursday morning after a snake allegedly spat in the face of a Grade 2 pupil.
Less than four days after parents met with education officials to discuss the “snake problem” and poor infrastructure at Dundee Junior Secondary School on Sunday‚ a child had to be rushed to the local hospital after the alleged snake attack.
“The snakes are coming from the neighbouring property‚ which is an unkempt bush. At the meeting we were told that the municipality would clear the plot and bill the owner – but obviously that did not happen‚” the school’s governing body chairman Gift Gaysman told TimesLive.
He said that there were no previous snake attacks at the school‚ but that several of the slithery reptiles have been spotted under prefab class rooms‚ which were warm.
He said parents‚ who had already protested at the school several times over the last few weeks‚ were angry that a child was injured.