Seven students arrested over school violence in Sheema | #schoolsaftey

At least seven Nganwa High School Kabwohe students have been arrested by police over a  violent clash at school.

Aged between 18 and 19 years old, the suspects detained by police on Wednesday are  Senior Four candidates scheduled to start writing their  National Exams on Friday, October 14, 2023.

Police records indicate the two others  ( S.4 and S.5 students) names withheld were  critically injured.

The Greater Bushenyi Police Spokesperson SSP Martial Tumusiime confirmed the incident saying that  two students were injured in the clash on Monday, October 9. Monday was a public holiday in Uganda as the country commemorated the 61st independence anniversary.

It’s alleged that on Independence Day at around 10 pm, a fight broke out among students in a clash which is referred to as “farewell party”. Sources at the school reported that the annual clash  is a “school culture where every  S.4  student must be beaten”,  by other students  at the end of the academic  year

By press time, police and the school management were investigating reports, this time round the S.4 students who couldn’t wait to be beaten, went out of the school compound consumed alcohol, and on return launched an attack on those who had allegedly prepared to beat them up as required by the “culture”.

Information was given to Sheema DPC ASP Kasule Consilata who proceeded to the school with a team of police and calmed the situation. On October 10, in the morning, fresh fighting erupted forcing police to deploy more personnel.

Rev.Hannington Tumwesigye, the Nganwa High School headteacher  revealed that the group that was picked were identified as  the ring leaders

The victims were rushed to Kampala International Teaching Hospital Ishaka for treatment.


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