Durban – KZN police say a case of murder has been opened after a 48-year-old teacher was shot dead at a school in Folweni on Tuesday morning.
"It is alleged today at 09:00, a 48-year-old man was shot and killed inside the school premises at Folweni by unknown suspect. The victim was declared dead at the scene. The circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated."
Mbele said the suspect fled the scene and police are still searching for them.
The KZN Education Department condemned the barbaric attack and said officials were currently at the school.
"Schools should be a safe environment. No one should use schools as a soft target."
They called for police to bring the perpetrators to book.
Netcare 911 said the victim who had been walking in the passageway at the school sustained a gunshot wound to the head and died at the scene.
Multiple shots were fired.