2 dead during attempted robbery at Edenvale High School in Gauteng

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JOHANNESBURG, February 21 – Two suspects have been killed and another injured in an attempted robbery incident at Edenvale High School, East of Johannesburg, Emer-G-Med said.

Emer-G-Med spokesperson Jurgen Kotze said: “On arrival two suspects were found dead, and the third was shot but not critical.”

Kotze said no teachers or learners had been harmed.

The Department of Education in Gauteng has offered counselling to pupils and staff at the Edenvale High school after a shoot-out during an armed robbery.

Department spokesperson Steve Mabona said that pupils were released from the school unharmed and would return on Monday.

“We have spoken to staff members and they are okay. The academic programme will not be continuing on Friday but we will be offering counselling support for learners and staff,” said Mabona.

On Thursday, a shooting incident at Edenvale High School left at least two people dead and one injured. The three are suspects who were shot by police following an alleged robbery at the school.

Gauteng police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele said police responded to a robbery in progress at the school at around 1pm.

Makhubele said: “Police arrived while the suspects were attempting to flee and that is when the shooting started. Two suspects were shot dead and one was injured while others made a getaway with two vehicles.”

One man who pretended to be a parent managed to flee with a stolen car.

“The circumstances surrounding the incident will still be investigated,” said Makhubele.

Makhubele said the suspects made off with an undisclosed amount of money and that police recovered three firearms, one AK-47 rifle and two pistols. (ANA)