Chaos erupted on Tuesday afternoon at St. High School in Connaught Estate, Elsies River, outside Cape Town, after hundreds of residents searching for the missing Tazne van Wyk (8) were searching the school.
People claimed Tazne’s alleged kidnapper was there and they went to school.
Residents at the scene said there were still teachers at the school doing administrative work when people managed to breach through the school gates.
On one of the videos, people also climbed from the roofs of the classrooms and began breaking the tiles to gain access to the classrooms.
Police reinforcements were called in after people wanted to assault a man, who they initially thought was the kidnapper.
Tazne was last seen Friday in Clare Street, Connaught Estate, when she walked into the store. She did not return home.
Police say the search for Tazne continues. A police source said the suspected kidnapper’s cellphone signal was captured but that the man and child were still missing.
Police have identified Moyhdine Pangarker, 54, over the weekend as someone of interest in the search for Tazne.