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A 15-year-old schoolboy has been arrested after police found him with a loaded gun at a school in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal

Police said the schoolboy, who was seen carrying a firearm at a school in U Section, was arrested and brought before the Umlazi Magistrates Court, where he was released into the custody of his parents. A revolver loaded with three bullets was recovered.

Commenting on the matter, KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula said: “We are calling on parents to ensure that they play a pivotal role in the development their children and to also work hand-in-hand with police.

“Our children are precious and they should be safe in places of learning. It is worrying when children arrive at schools with dangerous weapons and we are working with schools to conduct random searches.”