Drama unfolded at the Benkum Senior High Secondary School at Larteh in the Eastern Region on Friday when a soldier stormed the school to assault a teacher who allegedly slapped his son.
The soldier, Warrant Officer (W/O) Adu-Bekoe, and two other officers went to the Benkum SHS following a report by his son, Samuel Odei that his mathematics teacher had slapped him.
An eyewitness told Citi News that, “at around 5:00pm on Friday, W/O Adu-Bekoe in the company of other two military officers all in green camouflage, came to the school with a taxi cab, and all three headed straight to the headmaster’s office. “…After a short while, I sighted one of the military men and W/O Adu-Bekoe holding and dragging Mr Kwadwo Darko the maths teacher by the waist of his trousers, they hit him as they dragged him along so I hurriedly called in some of the teachers to help intervene.” He added that “the maths teacher who also functions on the Prep Committee of the school had his shirt all torn and a serious argument ensued between the teachers and the military men, but police personnel from both Larteh and Akropong arrived to control the situation at around 6:00pm.”
The timely intervention of the Larteh and Akropong police brought peace and sanity to the school.
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Meanwhile, it is unclear what led to the teacher slapping the student.