Eight Held Over Mvara SS Strike

Police public relations officer for North Western Region Josephine Angucia confirmed the arrest to URN on Tuesday and says four of the students were arrested on Monday and another four picked on Tuesday morning. They are detained at Arua central police station and charged with malicious damage to property.
29 Jun 2016 07:53

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Arua police are holding eight students of Mvara Senior Secondary school in connection to the violent strike at their school on Thursday last week.

Josephine Angucia, the North Western Regional Police Spokesperson, says the suspects were picked up on Monday and Tuesday and are currently locked up at Arua Central Police Station.

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Five of the students are above 18-years, while the rest are minors. The suspects are senior four students. Angucia says some of the students were tracked down using the buckets they used to splash human waste in the office of the head teacher and those of his two deputies.

On Thursday, a section of Mvara Senior Secondary school students staged a violent strike to protest the decision by the school to lock up dormitories during class hours and prep time. They vandalized window panes on the administration block and splashed human waste in the offices of the head teacher and his two deputies.

George Andama, the head teacher Mvara Senior Secondary school says the strike was triggered by some students who had earlier on been suspended for misconduct.