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8 Students Arrested for Attempting to Burn Down School Dormitories

Rowland Nuwagaba a senior six candidate and team leader says they wanted to set the school dormitories housing over 300 students on fire in revenge to the recent action by school administration for expelling their colleagues without notice.
Eight students of Plus Two High School in Bushenyi district have been arrested for attempting to set the school on fire. The school is located in Nyakabirizi in Bushenyi district.

Those arrested include Rowland Nuwagaba, Elvis Tumwebaze, Asaph Mwirire, Brian Tumutegyerize, Osort Ashaba, Zebidee Byamukama, Hebert Tumusiime and Wilbert Twinomugisha all senior three and four students respectively.

They were arrested at around 3am on Friday night with five liters of petrol, rolls of threads and match boxes.

Rowland Nuwagaba a senior six candidate and team leader says they wanted to set the school dormitories housing over 300 students on fire in revenge for the expulsion of their colleagues without notice.

Peter Tindyebwa the officer in charge criminal investigations department Bushenyi central police station says the students were found to be under the influence of drugs.

Tindyebwa says during interrogation, the students confessed having forced a section of students to contribute 2000 shillings each to facilitate the purchase of petrol and threads to accomplish their mission. Police say the students will be taken to court and face attempted arson charges.

The arrest of Plus Two students comes hardly two weeks after students of Kitagata secondary school in Sheema and Kibingo girl\'s school in Bushenyi went on strike and attempted to set dormitories on fire following the expulsion of colleagues accused of misbehaving.

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