Gunfire rocked Akalo comprehensive Technical school in Kole district on Tuesday evening when police used live bullets and teargas to disperse rioting students. The students rampaged and blocked a police officer who had gone to arrest a student who is wanted for impregnating a fellow student.
Trouble started after a police officer from Akalo police station in Akalo town council went to the school and handcuffed a year two student who is accused of impregnating a fellow student in the same school.
A source at the school told URN on condition of anonymity that students locked the main gate and surrounded the officer who was trying to take the suspect to the police station. The students roughed up the police officer giving chance to their colleague to flee.
It took the intervention of other police officers who used live bullets and teargas to disperse rioting students. The school principal, Denis Odongo Ogwal, says that the officers managed to restore calm and rescue their colleague.
David Otabong, the Kole District Police Commander, says that he managed to restore order at the school. He has warned the public against obstructing police officers on lawful duties, saying it is illegal.
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