Police in Limbe, Blantyre are investigating a fracas that happened at Makhetha Primary School on Wednesday following reports that head teacher, Roy Chikwakwa, had beaten a Standard Seven girl.
The development led students and surrounding community members to vandalise school property and the head teacher’s house located within the school premises.
But police disputed reports that the head teacher had beaten the pupil, arguing that the girl exaggerated the ordeal to her parents.
Police had to use teargas to disperse the angry crowd.
In an interview yesterday, Limbe Police Station assistant spokesperson Widson Nhlane could not quantify the value of the property that was damaged at the institution, but was optimistic that their investigations will establish that.
“We have, so far, managed to interrogate the head teacher, the student and parents, but no arrests have been made in connection with the vandalism of school property,” he said.
When contacted yesterday, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology spokesperson Lindiwe Chide could not comment on what action the ministry will take, saying she had not received any communication on the matter yet and requested for time to find out. n