SPACO student hit by police stray bullet; School shut down

SPACO student hit by police stray bullet; School shut down
Source: Ghana||Nathan Gadugah
Date: 07-02-2015 Time: 12:02:50:pm

A student of St Paul's Boys Senior High School (SPACO)  in Denu in the Volta Region has died after he was hit in the head by a stray bullet fired from a police riot control team.

The deceased, whose name has been withheld, was among a group of rampaging students who reportedly wanted to attack two others said to be engaging in homosexual acts when the lights went off.

The angry students were said to have turned their fury on some teachers who had taken the students in their custody.

They attacked the teacher's bungalow, shattered the windscreens of cars and destroyed other properties.

The police were called in to restore law and order and as part of their routine, fired warning shots, one of which hit the head of a first year student.

ASP Cephas Arthur who speaks for the Police said they received distress calls about the unruly behavior by the students and quickly dispatched personnel to bring calm.

He said "as to what occasioned the use of firearms" he could not immediately say, except to add that investigations have begun.

The school has been closed down for the meantime to prevent any unsavory repercussion, ASP Cephas Arthur indicated.