A video is doing the rounds on social media of a dejected Sandringham High School pupil who claims he was a victim of a kidnapping incident.
Sandringham High pupil claims he survived a kidnapping attempt
Details of the story are still unclear at this time. However, questions have been raised about the teenage boy’s story. In the video clip, the boy, believed to be 16 years old, looks visibly distressed as he recounts the events that allegedly transpired on Sunday.
According to the boy, he and other victims were allegedly kidnapped in Sandringham, Johannesburg, at approximately 12:00. The boy adds that the alleged abductors took him and others to Grayston Drive, Sandton, and that’s where he was able to conjure his escape.
A search effort has been underway to reconnect the teen with his parents, Martha and Jack. It’s still unclear, this early on in the story’s development if the 16-year-od was screened for possible injuries.
Here is the video footage that’s gone viral:
A boy (16yrs) says he was kidnapped earlier today in Sandingham near Alex but escaped somewhere in Sandton. He’s currently along the Empire road in Aukland Park. Please RT to get him back home safe. He doesn’t know his mother’s phone numbers. Her mother's name is Martha. RT pic.twitter.com/RF0dTN7Unc— BEAST OF NEWS (@EversonLuhanga) June 19, 2022
In November 2021, Sandringham High made headlines after a female pupil was almost abducted outside the school.
In a statement released at the time, the Gauteng Education Department revealed that the matric pupil was targeted by abductors driving a white Chevrolet sedan, as she made her way to school.
According to information at our disposal, a white Chevrolet sedan with four male occupants reportedly drove towards her and one armed male allegedly grabbed her into the vehicle,” the department noted at the time.
In a brave display, the Sandringham High matriculant fought with every bit of strength to free herself from the abductor’s grasp. The girl screamed at the top of her lungs and forced the abductors to abandon their attempts and run off.