At least 30 students from the Islamic Senior High School in Abrepo, Ashanti Region, were transported to the hospital after police allegedly opened fire on them while they were protesting frequent road accidents in front of the school.
The children are claimed to have stopped the road in front of their school in order to protest the frequent knockdowns.
They grumbled that repeated requests for speed ramps had gone unheeded.
Hafiz Tijani, Citi News’ Ashanti Regional correspondent, claimed that police were sent in to clear the roadblock and disperse the demonstrating mob.
Some of the kids were alleged to have gone unconscious, while others were left in great discomfort as a result of the tear gas being fired at them.
Ambulances are currently bringing injured pupils to hospitals, and police presence at the school has increased.
Following the incident, some parents flocked to the school.
“I heard there was a scuffle in the school, and the cops attacked the students, shooting and punching them.”
I heard the police chasing them into their dormitories and thrashing the girls.
I feel terrible watching schoolchildren unconscious on the floor.
“Everyone is screwed up here,” a parent said.