Incidents of students going violent and attacking teachers appear to be spreading across the country. In the latest case a 17 year old student in Kwale was yesterday arrested by the police officers in procession of a Knife while in class.
A distress call by the head teacher to the police that some students had sneaked knives in their classrooms send a school from Kwale into panic.
It was then that DCI detective rushed to the school and conducted a search that resulted in a knife being retrieved from one of the students.
“The head teacher of the school Salah Yare had reported to our officers in dismay, that some pupils had sneaked knives into their classroom.” DCI stated.
“Luckily, nobody was injured since detectives and Police officers moved in swiftly and conducted a thorough search leading to the discovery of the knife.” A police report stated.
The minor has since been placed in custody, in strict conformity to the law and will be presented before court for preparation to commit a felony, contrary to section 308 (1) of the penal code.
The Director of criminal investigation has called upon individuals to report any unruly behavior by reporting to the police through a toll free number 0800 722 203.
AEarly this week, cases of students attacking teachers from Kisii had been reported.
In the first case, a form three student from Kisii High School attacked two teachers leaving one with serious injuries.
In another incident, a Form two student from Mokwerero Secondary School was arrested over an alleged plot to attack a teacher with a machete.
The teacher was rescued by colleagues before the student made good of his threats. The motive, however, remains unknown.
The student was arrested and police reports indicate that his target was the school’s principal.
Following the rise in cases of violence among students, the teachers service commission has condemned the attacks and called for mentorship of students.
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