At least 30 students of Islamic SHS hospitalised after police allegedly opened tear gas on protesting students, parents besiege school
At least thirty students of the Islamic Senior High School at Abrepo in the Ashanti Region have been rushed to hospital after some police officers reportedly opened tear gas of protesting students.
The students had taken to the streets to protest the many lives of their colleagues and teachers lost due to the absence of a speed ramp infront of the school. According to them, several staff and students have been knocked down on the stretch and a speed ramp is the only logical, urgent solution.
However, the protest reportedly got out of hand and the police were called to help to curtail the situation. In an attempt to do so, they allegedly fired tear gas at the protesting students. Consequently leading to further chaos and the hospitalisation of some thirty students.
Dozens of livid parents have since besieged the school demanding to see their wards and to ascertain whether or not they were part of the casualties but school authorities have refused them entry.
School authorities deny having knowledge of the students’ protest and have declined commenting further on the matter for now.
Meanwhile, the Ashanti Regional Director of Education, Mary Owusu Achiaw has called on the aggrieved parents to calm down while they commence investigation into the incident.