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Unruly Night in Buhweju: Students Strike, Property in Ruins

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Buhweju District – An ongoing investigation is underway by the Buhweju police into a recent incident at St. Joseph’s Bushozi secondary school, where students reportedly engaged in destructive behavior, causing substantial damage to school property.

According to Marcal Tumusiime, the spokesperson for Greater Bushenyi police, the students allegedly committed acts of malicious damage to school facilities during the night of 22nd July 2023. The vandalism included breaking glass windows of school structures, destroying the matooke plantation, damaging a school computer, and the windscreen of a school truck.

Additionally, the students reportedly set fire to a mud-wattle kitchen and a room in the teachers’ quarters, exacerbating the seriousness of the incident.

Preliminary findings suggest that the unrest was triggered by a conflict between the school administration and a specific student identified as Arihaihi Arthur. The student had apparently been suspended after being found in possession of a smartphone.

The authorities are diligently examining the circumstances surrounding the unrest and the underlying causes that led to such destructive actions on the school premises. Further updates will be provided as the investigation progresses.

Both the police and the school administration are working to restore order and address the situation appropriately to prevent such incidents in the future.

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