Second blow for Vaal school

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A 17-year-old girl today unsuccessfully attempted to commit suicide by drinking poison outside her school.

The school in question is the Khutlo-Tharo Secondary School, where a fire occurred last night and OFM News reported about earlier on Wednesday.

According to the victim’s mother, her daughter allegedly told her family that she was embarrassed to return to school.

This, after having to repeat grade 10 this year. The mother says she did not foresee the possibility that her daughter would try to take her own life.

Emergency personnel soon arrived at the school to treat the girl, before taking her to Sebokeng Hospital.

OFM News/Paila Chauke