Teenagers viewed porn on cellphones - police

A police crowd-control team had to be called to Barolong High School after pupils scratched the principal's car and threw stones at police vans, North West police said on Thursday.

The pupils were apparently unhappy about police arriving at their school in the morning to help teachers confiscate the cellphones they had been using to watch pornographic videos, Lieutenant Colonel Lesego Metsi said.

"After confiscating the cellphones and writing down the names of pupils involved, the police left the school premises. Just as they were leaving, the pupils became rowdy, scratched the principal's car and threw stones at police vans."

Metsi said the officers called members of the crowd-control unit to help contain the situation, which they did without difficulty.

"No one was arrested during the incident," he said.

The principal wrote letters to parents earlier this year to inform them cellphones were not allowed at school. He intended calling the parents of pupils involved to tell them what had happened.

"The intention was to let them know that their children were violating school policies... watching pornographic videos and disrupting classes," Metsi said.

The cellphones would be handed back to the parents once the principal had spoken to them individually.

- Sapa

Report ID: 341
Crime Category: Other
Province: North West
City/Town: Taung
Suburb: N/A
Address: Barolong High School
Crime Date/Time: 21 May 2010, 00:05 AM
Reported By: Report A Crime
Reported Date: 21 May 2010, 10:05 AM
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