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Kacheera High School Reopens

Musa Kayongo, the Rakai District Police Commander, says he met with the school administration on Tuesday and discussed how the school can operate peacefully. According to Kayongo, he also counseled the students and apologized on behalf of the force for the shooting, which left their colleagues nursing injuries.
Kacheer High School in Rakai district has reopened, a week after it was closed following a violet student's strike, in which three students were shot by police.  The students rampaged to protest the suspension of a teacher, Fred Ssebowa to pave way for investigations into allegations of sexual abuse leveled against him.

They threw stones at teachers forcing them to scamper for dear lives.  The chaos by the students prompted police to intervene and open fire, injuring three students critically. They were identified as Hassan Magara, Jackie Ahimbisibwe and Boaz Ssewanja.

 

The trio is still nursing the gunshot wounds. The students rampaged after the school management declined to heed to their two day's ultimatum to reinstate Ssebowa within two days. On Wednesday, Kacheer High School reopened following a meeting between police and the school management. 

Musa Kayongo, the Rakai District Police Commander, says he met with the school administration on Tuesday and discussed how the school can operate peacefully. According to Kayongo, he also counseled the students and apologized on behalf of the force for the shooting, which left their colleagues nursing injuries. 

Although normal teaching resumed on Wednesday, the suspended teacher, Fred Ssebowa was nowhere to be seen. The school management has confirmed re-opening the school but declined to speak much about the strike.

 

Lameck Kigozi, the Southern Region Police Spokesperson says the two cops who opened fire at the students are being investigated by the Professional Standards Unit.

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