- A Junior High School student, Phillip Asare, is alleged to have threatened the lives of staff of his school
- According to sources, he sought to demand a mobile phone that was taken from him during an exam
- Investigations are currently underway with respect to the matter
Chaos broke out at the Ellen White SDA school, when a student, Phillip Asare, and his friend, allegedly threatened the lives of the headmaster and a teacher with offensive weapons.
According to the headmaster of the school, Boakye Acheampong, the suspects escaped before the police arrived, and have since gone into hiding.
He added that Phillip was writing a mock examination, when a mobile phone in his possession rang.
The examination supervisor, whose name has been withheld, took the phone from him, and handed it over to the headmaster.
Phillip however stopped writing the paper, stood in front of the examination hall, and began to shout on top of his voice, demanding that the phone be returned to him.
Attempts by the headmaster to calm him down yielded no results, and he finally left the school’s compound.
Phillip then returned with friend, and they proceeded to the headmaster’s office, where they threatened to kill him if he did not produce the phone.
He is reported to have scattered items in the office, thereby causing damage to a number of equipment in the office.
Upon realizing that the mobile phone was nowhere to be found, they turned their attention to the supervisor who took the phone from him, and threatened her life.
The police were then called in to assist, but the suspects, together with Phillip’s mother, who arrived soon after, had already left the school.
A formal has been made to the police, and the incident has also been reported to the relevant educational authorities.
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