By:brightwebtv.com/nana asare barimah
About twenty-four (24) students of the Tumu Secondary Technical School in the Sissala East District of the Upper West Region have been arrested by the police for causing extensive damage to school and personal property.
The students according to the Divisional Police Commander, DSP Stephen Abanga who confirmed the arrest to MyNewsGh.com, were protesting the arrest the arrest of their colleagues who were caught in an examination hall with mobile phones cheating in the ongoing West African Senior Secondary Scool Examination (WASSCE)
He revealed that the mobile phones were seized by the invigilators but the move did not go down with the affected students who massed up on Thursday night and embarked on rampage destroying properties of both tutors and the school.
The Computer laboratory, Dining Hall, masters’ bungalows, Headmaster’s office and school vehicles he added were not spared by the enraged students who vented their spleen on them.
“We have arrested about 24 of them. They are currently in our custody and we are yet to screen them in order to identify the main culprits in order to process them for court”, he disclosed to MyNewsGh.com a while ago.
MyNewsGh.com gathered that tutors who were targets of the attack, had to flee with their families after being hinted by some of the students about the impending violence by the angry students.
Academic activities has since been disrupted and with the District Security Committee set to announce measures to curtail recurrence of the violence.
Meanwhile, the headmaster of the school, Mr. Abass Wiyor who was out of town revealed that he had his bungalow ransacked by the rampaging students and property estimated at several thousands of Ghana cedis destroyed.