4 Students Arrested For Vandalism

The Eastern Regional Police Command has taken into custody four students from Koforidua Senior High Technical School (SECTECH) following their alleged involvement in a violent assault on both students and teachers of New Juaben Senior High School in Koforidua.

The distressing incident unfolded on a Sunday evening, leading to the unfortunate injury of four students from New Juaben and the school’s chaplain.

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It was reported that a group of over 30 students from Koforidua SECTECH, which shares a boundary wall with New Juaben Senior High School, forcefully entered the premises and launched an aggressive attack on the students present.

In response to the alarming situation, the local police force swiftly received information and promptly rushed to the scene, successfully dispersing the assailants and restoring order.

Regrettably, the respite provided by the police presence was short-lived. After the law enforcement officers departed from the school, another group comprising hundreds of SECTECH students inexplicably returned to the scene.

These individuals proceeded to hurl stones and projectiles without any discernible cause or justification, thereby reigniting the chaos and endangering the safety of those present.

The consequences of this second wave of aggression were severe and wide-ranging. The SECTECH students, in their rampage, targeted various school property and personal belongings.

A school bus was vandalized, the windshield of the headmaster’s Toyota Corolla was shattered, and the sick bay of New Juaben Senior High School was ransacked and left in disarray.

Moreover, the roofs of three teachers’ bungalows were significantly damaged, impeding their functionality and causing significant inconvenience.

The destructive behavior extended to the destruction of two poly tanks, which were crucial for providing water to the boys’ dormitory and the teachers’ bungalow.

In the aftermath of this distressing incident, immediate medical attention was provided to the four injured students from New Juaben and the school’s chaplain.

Following the necessary treatment, they were subsequently discharged from the hospital, hopefully on their way to a full recovery.

Meanwhile, despite diligent attempts to contact the management of Koforidua SECTECH for their official statement and perspective on the matter, these endeavors proved unsuccessful.

The school authorities were unavailable for comment, leaving unanswered questions and concerns regarding the circumstances surrounding the attack.

Law enforcement authorities, recognizing the gravity of the situation, wasted no time in launching a thorough investigation into the incident.

The arrested suspects from Koforidua SECTECH are currently detained, and the police are diligently interrogating them to ascertain their roles and gather vital information.

This regrettable incident highlights the need for swift and decisive action to prevent such acts of violence in educational institutions.

The authorities must address the underlying issues and foster a safe and conducive environment for learning, ensuring the well-being and security of students and staff alike.

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