Violent clashes between students of Mount Senai and Okuapeman Senior High School in Akropong in the Eastern region have led to the destruction of properties.

The clashes were triggered during Inter -schools sports competition ongoing in the area.

The swift intervention of Police amidst firing of warning shots to disperse the rampaging students armed with stones, sticks and other implements saved the situation. A Polytank in Mount Senai SHS and other properties were, however, damaged.

The adamant students launched reprisal attacks Thursday evening forcing the Police to deploy armed personnel to the schools to maintain law and order.

At least three of the students suffered minor injuries during the disturbance. One of the injured students from Mount Senai SHS was pounced on and beaten after he went to defecate in the bush close to the boundary of Okuapeman SHS.

“It is true. We are on the grounds. Both Schools were withdrawn from the Inter schools competition due to the clashes. In the afternoon, we got information that Adukrom Technical School sympathizing with Okuapeman joined forces with Okuapeman and went to Mount Senai and caused damage to their properties.

“There were reprisal attacks in the night so we have to go there at night to maintain order after a few warning shots,” The Akropong District Police Commander, Stephen Tetteh told Starr News.

Starr News has gathered that the Akuapem North Municipal Security council is monitoring and assessing the situation to inform its intention to close down the two schools.


Source: Ghana/ Ansah