By Magnus Emuji / Rukevwe Adugbo
Delta State Government has temporarily shut down Zappa Mixed Secondary School, Asaba.
A statement from the state Commissioner for Secondary Education, Mrs. Rose Ezewu said that the decision to close the school was as a result of the violent behaviour of a female student of the school and her mother.
Ezewu stated that she was informed by the principal of the school, Roseline Ogboko that a student was punished by a teacher for an offence, adding that the child went home and told the mother who went to the school with her to fight the teacher.
The secondary education commissioner noted that in a bid to ensure that the situation did not lead to more violence and destruction of school property, the principal of the school invited police and vigilante to calm down the situation.
In a chat with the principal of the school, Roseline Ogbokor via telephone, she alleged that the mother of the female student came with her daughter to the school to fight the teacher for punishing her daughter.
She disclosed that the mother of the child slapped the teacher immediately she got to the school, emphasising that when the action of the woman and her child became uncontrollable she invited the vigilante.
According to Ogbokor, SS 2 students of the school joined their colleague who came to the school with her mother by throwing stones at the teacher, adding that the students also stoned her for no reason.