Eleven 12th graders of the Calvary Temple AGM Mission School in Jacob’s Town Paynesville City suburbs of Monrovia are undergoing probe for their alleged implication into a riot on the school’s basketball court.
The Principal of the institution, made the disclosure Wednesday, 28 March in an interview with the New Dawn in Paynesville. Mr. Joseph K. Flomo explains that problem was triggered by student Bamgalee Donzo of the 12th grade class, who was observed to be under influence of liquor and drug.
He says Student Donzo attacked a Physical Education instructor from the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) during practice session held at the school’s basketball court.
The school principal narrates Donzo hit the chest of the AFL personnel three times and they begged the officer to pardon him, but to their surprise, the indiscipline student again attacked another instructor, who was intervening into the situation thereby, sustaining injury over the cover of his eyes.
Principal Flomo reveals that a total of 11 students are being investigated by the school, and they risk being expelled from the institution for the alleged unruly behavior.
He notes that two out of the 11 are branded as ringleaders, who fueled the misunderstanding, but clarifies that news that the P.E. Instructor attacked Student Donzo is erroneous and far from reality.
He says besides attacking the trainer, Donzo also broke two chairs from a nearby clinic after he recuperated and his parents were asked by authorities of the clinic to pay for the damage cause before he could be discharged.
According to him, students of the school only threw stones over roof of the clinic, demanding for the release of their wounded colleague Donzo, something that led to swift intervention by the police, bringing the situation under control on the school campus, and not in the street as was reported.
Meanwhile, the school administration has mandated the 11 students being investigated to stay home, pending outcome of the probe.
By Emmanuel Mondaye– Editing by Jonathan Browne