St. John’s JHS shut down after thugs brutalise teachers

The St. John’s 1 and 2 Primary and Junior High School in Accra New Town has been shut down after cane and knife-wielding thugs attacked and brutalised teachers for punishing one of the students.

According to Starr FM reporter Emmanuel Gbikpo, authorities of the school have asked students and teachers to resume in two weeks.

The decision comes after a group of six bulky-looking young men on Tuesday stormed the compound of the St. John’s 1 and 2 Primary and JHS to beat up teachers.

Students had to run helter-skelter for their lives as the heavily built men went berserk battering anyone on sight.

According to the teacher responsible for the pupil in question, the student after being freed from her punishment for misbehaving in class, run home and returned in the company of the bulky men, suspected to be her brothers, who then unleashed terror on the teachers.

Several of the teachers and residents who attempted to intervene were injured in the incident and were later treated at a nearby hospital.

Meanwhile, an emergency meeting has been scheduled at the premises of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) to find a solution to the issue.


I fear for my life

The teacher, Margaret Ahiaba in an interview on Morning Starr Wednesday said she may not return to the school to teach again.

Ahiaba who sustained several injuries during the incident told host Nii Arday Clegg that she is demoralized and fears the thugs may return to attack her if she returns to the school.

She added that if she is not transferred from the school she may not continue with her teaching profession.

Meanwhile, the Nima Divisional Police Commander ACP Nuhu Jango has assured the teachers that a patrol team would be dispatched to the area to protect lives.

He said: "We have some videos and we promise you that we'll come at them. We have been able to identify five of them. We'll get them."

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