SHS students destroy properties and attack policemen over seized mobile phones

SHS students destroy properties and attack policemen over seized mobile phones

- Students of Nkwanta SHS have attacked school authorities as well as police officials

- The incident occurred after mobile phones were seized from some of them on Monday, October 10, 2018

- 30 students have been arrested in connection with the incident

Information available to shows that some students of Nkwanta Senior High School (SHS) in the Volta Region, have destroyed properties over the seizure of mobile phones.

The incident occurred on the evening of Monday, October 29, 2018, at around 10pm.

It was as a result of the intent of school authorities to resort to compliance with rules governing the use of cell phones on campus.

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They seized some of the devices from the boys’ dormitory, and this led to a decision by the students to resort to violence.

According to the Nkwanta South District Police Commander, ASP Williams Ayensu, the students pelted “stones at the teachers, smashed windscreens of schools buses and classroom windows and vandalized other properties.”

He noted that properties damaged included four school buses, 16 motorbikes, smashed classroom windows and other properties at teachers’ bungalows.

ASP Ayensu added that a police vehicle was vandalized by the rampaging students, while some hurled stones at the police.

He went on to say that 30 students involved in the rioting have been arrested pending investigations.

The headmaster of the school, BP Nyarko, said he had to run for cover when the students started the riot around 10 pm.

He revealed that all lights and pipelines have been destroyed and authorities had to

Meanwhile, the District Security Council at Nkwanta South will be meeting on the matter to decide the fate of the school and students.

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