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This past week a young female student did something no one ever would have imagined. While sitting in her seat in her classroom at Marulamantsi Junior Secondary School in Botswana, she stood up and pulled out her sanitary pad while announcing to classmates that she wanted to eat her own blood off it.
After her classmates went into a frenzy, running out of the classroom, a pastor was called to come to the school and help the troubled young girl. Before the pastor arrived and after the children had left the room, teachers entered the room trying to hold the girl down and stop her from eating her own sanitary pad. In the midst of all the commotion, she bit one teachers thumb and knocked another teacher down before being restrained and confined to an office with some teachers. A female pastor arrived followed by a male pastor soon thereafter.
During this time, students were allowed to be picked up by their parents as well as some teachers, who requested to leave as a result of shock from the episode. For the students that stayed, they loitered around the school building while the pastors prayed with the girl. For the teachers that stayed, a meeting was gathered by representatives of the Ministry of Education in order to discuss how to handle the aftermath for the school.
After the pastors calmed the girl down enough to allow her out of the office, they took her to a local church.
The Director at the Department of Secondary Education, Benson Rauwe, knew nothing about the chaos until hours later but once he heard about the event he stated, “whoever called the pastors to come to school was wrong as the correct procedure was to take the student to hospital or wherever her parents recommended. A school is a learning institution and students who go there come from different religious denominations. However, we will get all the information from the school head’s report today, to get a better understanding of what transpired on the day.”
Additionally, Rauwe said, “if the report indicates that students were emotionally affected, we will then take action to assist them.”
The young girl has claimed that she is a Satanist and has wanted to kill her father for some time now.
Even though her parents’ were called during episode, they failed to show up.
The girl is now receiving the counseling she needs.