Parents Support Chalbi Boys Students After They Beat Teachers

  • A section of parents of Chalbi Boys High School students supported their children after they beat up non-local teachers at the school last week.

    During a meeting with parents, school board members and education stakeholders, some parents warned police officers from arresting the students adding that they will go into custody with the 475 students.

    The parents claimed three of the six teachers who were severely injured during the attack had been intimidating and provoking their children over the cancellation of last years national exam results.

    One of the parents Guyo Isaak stated that police officers used excessive force on the students, accusing some of firing live bullets during the incident.

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    “A number of Form four students blamed three teachers of insulting and abusing them. Our culture takes seriously such issues and hence the boys wrote letters to the school administration on the same at first,” Isaak stated.

    “It is clear that our children were being harassed, intimidated and demotivated by the teachers. We know our children took law into their own hands but we want thorough investigations into the incident,” Isaak stated.

    The students were set to report back to school on Monday but they did not show up after their parents alleged it was a trap by the police to arrest them.

    Maikona Chief Guyo Isacko stated that at least four parents from Turbi location claimed that their children were missing.

    "There were parents who said their children had not gone home after the incident and their relatives do not know their whereabouts. However, investigations have been launched and will be smooth only if the parents file their reports with the police,” Isaak told journalists.

    The four students are among 475 students who ran away from school after police dispersed those who were assaulting teachers before the school was shut down indefinitely.

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    "The students ran away from school, posing a risk for some of them especially those in Form one. Some Form One boys have been found and taken back to the school while the rest are dispersed in various places," Isaak remarked.