A tenth grade student of the Williams V. S. Tubman High School in Sinkor, Samuel A. Miller, 17 collapsed and became unconscious as a result of a fistfight involving him and a Biology Teacher and Dean of Students, Jonathan Hart.
The situation which started at about 12PM, disrupted classes, with the angry students demanding to get at Mr. Hart in revenge of their victimized colleague, Miller.
Miller was immediately rushed to the SDA Hospital in Sinkor for medical attention. Recovering from comma and under drip on his hospital bed, Miller Narrated to The New Dawn: “Due to my friend and I refusal to surrender our musical cell phones to Mr. Hart with which we were playing music because class was not in session, led to my dismissal from class by Teacher Jonathan”.
Student Miller said on Wednesday, he was also denied his chemistry test; and Later on Thursday, while taking his Bible test, he was again barred, but refused to surrender his test paper at which time he and the Dean wrestled over the paper before he was hit twice in the face and below his whist, and subsequently got black out.
He said all efforts to report the week long case to the administration failed because he could not attract Principal Emmanuel T.Y. Sannah and Vice Principal Rev. Hendry D. Wilson attentions.
The student had his trouser’s zip and shirt torn; Samuel was helpless across his hospital bed. Vice Principal Rev. Hendry D. Wilson confirmed the incident and said he was busy and could not be reached by the victimized student. He said they were investigating the situation.
An hour later, a move by the police to invite about seven students who were prepared to testify into the case, led hundred of students taking onto the street and embarking on throwing of stones at the police pickup. They later marched to the Liberia National Police Headquarters on Capital Hill where the teacher was detained by the police.
Speaking to the paper at the LNP Headquarters, Charles R. Kennedy, Tyrese Rogerbarh, all of the 12th Grade class and others narrated that violence sparked off between Mr. Hart and the victim when Miller was caught cheating by spying on a Math test which was monitored by instructor Hart on Thursday.