Man forces school to shut down after attacking teacher with a machete
Kodjonya Millennium Presbyterian Junior High School in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality in the Eastern region has been temporarily closed down after a cutlass-wielding young man stormed the school in an attempt to hack a teacher.
The teachers in the school boycotted teaching since the incident occurred on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, in solidarity with the teacher whose life was threatened.
Reports say that the teacher undertaking his National service rebuked a form one Junior High School student in his class over misconduct.
The student who had signed a bond of good behaviour with three others for previous misconduct informed his brother that the teacher scolded him.
The brother of the student then stormed into the class while the teacher was teaching without permission. He went straight to sit beside his junior brother gazing at the teacher.
The teacher asked him to go out but he refused, forcing the teacher to walk out of the classroom. The young man also stormed out of the classroom and went to pull a machete from his house.
Fortunately, the teacher had stepped out of the school when the man returned with the machete dangerously searching to attack him.
The teachers abruptly closed down the school indefinitely and left for their homes.
The Parent-Teacher Association, School Management Committee, and the chiefs and elders in the community together with police mounted pressure on the parents of the suspect to produce him to the police which they acquiesced.
The student and his brother are currently in Police Custody, according to Odumase Police Commander Superintendent Doris Hutikpor.
Starr News has gathered that this is not the first time such an incident has happened in the school.
Some teachers have been assaulted and threatened in previous incidents in which the Ghana Education Service intervened to avert boycott of academic work by teachers.
The PTA Chairman of the school Joseph Tetteh Wayo told Starr news efforts are ongoing to ensure that the teachers resume work on Monday.
He admitted that threats on the lives of teachers are becoming one too many due to indiscipline in the community.