The Western Cape Education Department says it has been made aware of social media accounts that contain racist and offensive commentary.

The accounts have been linked to a 15-year-old learner from Table View High School, and another in the name of the school.

Department spokesperson, Bronagh Hammond, says they have engaged with the school and have confirmed that the learner’s account has allegedly been impersonated.

The parents have submitted the learner’s phone to the police and have opened a case of “Defamation of Character.” Arrangements are being made with a digital forensics company to get the content removed.

The school has instructed a lawyer to take up the issue with Tik Tok to get the fake account removed.