Police Investigates Cause Of Violent Sir Samuel Baker School Strike.

By on July 4, 2017

Police in Gulu are investigating circumstances that led to the violent students` strike of Sir Samuel Baker School in Gulu Town on Thursday last week.

Students of Sir Samuel Baker School on Thursday night went on rampage and pelted the school administration block, dining hall, head teacher`s office and teachers` houses with stones smashing window panes. They also destroyed farm crops belonging to the school teachers.

The strike stemmed from allegations on the school head teacher who the students  accuses of incompetence and failing to support co-curricular activities a factor that led to loss and humiliation in the 2017 inter-school athletic competition which the school finished in the fifth position.

The Aswa River Region Police public relations officer Patrick Jimmy Okema says the cause of the strike and magnitude of damages caused is being investigated by police.

On Monday the Aswa River Region Police Commander Bosco Otim and the Aswa River Region Police Public Relations Officer Patrick Jimmy Okema visited the school.

Okema says the purpose of the visit was to identify the damages caused during the strike and record statements from the school administrators and teachers and the neighboring community.

According to Okema statements have been recorded from the school administration and some teachers. Among them is the school head teacher Johnson Erick and Collins Okello the games and sports teacher for the school.

He revealed that four students suspected to have led the strike who were arrested by police on Friday are still being detained at the Gulu Central police station for investigation purposes.

The school has remained closed after an emergency meeting of the school administrators resolved that all students be expelled from the school for two weeks for investigation purposes.

By Emmy Daniel Ojara.Gulu.

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