KATHU, SOUTH AFRICA–About 1,800 pupis were sent back home Tuesday after baboons invaded their primary school in this town in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province.
The baboons threatened the safety of both the teachers and pupils, said the provincial education department spokesperson, Geoffrey Van Der Merwelearners. It was not the first time that the wild animals had invaded the school.
Van Der Merwe said: The Northern Cape Department of Education can confirm that the Kathu primary school was invaded Tuesday morning by baboons. The principal dismissed the learners as well as the educators for their own safety.
“The Northern Cape Department of Education informed the Department of Environment and Nature Conservation, which is currently attending to this matter, and then we do hope that schooling will return back to normal as from tomorrow (Wednesday) morning.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK