CAPE TOWN: Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has offered counselling to pupils and staff members at Middelpos Primary School in Saldanha Bay.
Following an incident on Wednesday morning, where a teacher was shot dead by her ex-husband in a parking lot then committed suicide.
Education MEC Debbie Schäfer said the Learners who witnessed the incident are greatly and understandably traumatised‚ as they are the teacher’s two children.
Western Cape Education Department officials‚ including Safe Schools officials‚ were immediately dispatched to the school.
The school dismissed learners in the early hours as the school psychologist and social worker was sent to provide counselling for those in need of assistance, or witnessed the event.
“I am deeply disturbed by the unspeakably tragic incident, My heartfelt condolences go to the teacher’s family and the school community,” said Schäfer.
Police spokesperson FC van Wyk said they were investigating a case of murder and an inquest was opened.