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Knife-wielding school kids threatened Golden Arrow commuters, recalls witness

It's alleged that a Golden Arrow bus driver was forced to drive to Phillipi police station, with a bus filled with passengers, after a group of disruptive scholars threatened commuters with violence.

On Wednesday last week, CapeTalk listener Kim witnessed the incident, in which the school children were blasting excessively loud music on the afternoon Rocklands route in Mitchells Plain.

After several requests for them to lower the music, the school pupils believed to be from Ned Doman High laughed and threatened to stab one of the commuters.

The students' response was to laugh in the face of the adults, and to threaten to stab one of the adults with a knife.

Kim, CapeTalk caller

During a search at the Phillipi police station, one of the pupils was found to have a knife on his persons.

Kim says the pupil was taken off the bus and forced to walk home from the police station.

CapeTalk understands that Golden Arrow is now investigating the incident and will make contact with the school officials.

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