Thirty-one students of the Nalerigu Senior High School (SHS) in the East Mamprusi District of the
Northern Region have been arrested by the police for allegedly indulging in criminal activities during a rioting on the
school?s campus late last Sunday.
Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, who confirmed the arrests to DAILY GUIDE, disclosed that the number could increase as police had stepped up efforts to fish out more suspects.
All the 31 students currently in detention at Gambaga, the district capital, are likely to be charged for offences
ranging from rioting, destruction to stealing.
The violence, it was gathered, followed a standoff between the students and the authorities of the school over a
planned entertainment jam. The programme was not going to be allowed by the headmaster because, according to him, it was a revision week and so such an event might affect academic work.
But the students, who disagreed with the headmaster?s stance, allegedly massed up, stormed his residence and
started vandalising school properties, thereby necessitating the invitation of armed police and military personnel to come and maintain law and order.
According to the police, the aggrieved students also broke into the computer laboratory and made away with about 20 laptops, of which two have so far been retrieved from some of those arrested.