30 September 2016 Last updated at: 5:45 AM

Robert Blake students damage property worth K4.7m

Students at Robert Blake Secondary School in Dowa district Wednesday night went on rampage, damaging school property valued K4.7 million.

The students turned violent in protest to the school’s decision to suspend five of their colleagues.

According to headmaster of the school Griffin Chapita, the five students were suspended pending ministry of education decision for teasing and bullying.

Robert Blake Secondary School

Property damaged at Robert Blake Secondary School.

“The suspended students were forcing some students to smoke Indian hemp and this forced the teased students to report the issue to the management,” said Chapita.

The headmaster further said that this did not go well with the suspended students and they unlawfully assembled with others and began damaging school property.

“Some of the property that were damaged are TV screen, wall clocks, books, files, chairs, printers, laptop, computers among others all valuing K4.7 million,” said Chapita.

So far all Form Four students at the school have been suspended pending the ministry of education’s decision.

Meanwhile, the incident was reported to Dowa Police and officers have launched investigations into the matter.

According to Dowa police spokesperson Richard Kaponda, no arrest has been made so far but if the students will be arrested they shall appear in court to answer the charge of malicious damage contrary to section 344 of penal code.

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