Police in Mchinji have arrested 12 students of Magawa Secondary School for vandalising school property during Tuesday night. According to Mchinji Police the arrests were part of police interventions to restore peace at the school.
Mchinji Police spokersperson, Kaitano Lubrino said the students vandalised school property in reaction to the school’s authority move to suspend a student who had a radio in the school against school rules. The irate students petrol bombed the administration block where the head teacher’s office has been the most affected.
Early last month, students from the school took to the streets and presented a petition to Mchinji District Education Manager, where they complained over poor learning conditions at the school.