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Kole’s Ayer Seed Sec School Closed Over Violent Strike

Atleast 392 students from Ayer Seed Secondary School in Kole district were on Monday dispersed from the school following a violent strike on Sunday night.

Johnson Olong, the school’s deputy headteacher said the students threw stones at the buildings of the school  smashing the windows of the administration block, the stores and two classroom blocks. He added that there were plans to raze down the school but were saved by a few students who tipped off administrators who then called in the police.

A heavy police deployment calmed down the situation. Consequently, a meeting was convened  in which the board members, teachers and security resolved to indefinitely close the school.

All students but S4 candidates who are currently doing UCE were ordered to vacate the school premises within 30 minutes.

12 students believed to be the ring leaders of the strike are currently being held at Kole Central Police Station according to Ahmed Musana, the Kole District Police Commander.

An estimated property worth Ugshs 10 million is reported to have been lost following the strike.

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