The school year began traumatically for a Plettenberg Bay principal when he was held up at gunpoint in his office.
Brett Frost, principal of Greenwood Independent School, declined to give details of the incident, saying it was still too soon, but he did confirm that “nobody was hurt, and no child was exposed to violence”.
According to police spokeswoman Captain Bernadine Steyn, two armed men came into the reception area, then went into Frost’s office.
They demanded cash from him at gunpoint, and he told them where it was kept.
One of the men then went back into the reception area and took an undisclosed amount of cash from a desk.
The men fled and no arrests have been made.
Otto Olivier from Plett Security said his team responded to the armed robbery alarm.
He said the robbers made off towards Kwanokuthula, and although security personnel patrolled the area, it was “to no avail as the thick bush area made it virtually impossible to spot anyone”.
Olivier applauded the principal and staff for their handling of the situation.