One student has been confirmed dead during a midnight campus riot at the Sandema Senior High Technical School in the Upper East Region.
The deceased, only identified as Nashiru was reportedly hit in the chest by a stray bullet said to have been fired by police officers who responded to the distress call to restore calm.
The incident is said to have happened around 11:30pm on Tuesday.
Sources say the student was pronounced dead at the Sandema District Hospital.
Another female student is said to have collapsed during the unrest.
In a radio interview on Accra based Starr FM on Wednesday, the Builsa North District Chief Executive Officer, Mr David Afoko said the assembly was holding an emergency District Security Council (DISEC) meeting on the incident.
“We are about to have a DISEC meeting. I just returned from the school. I went to see the situation for myself. The students are gathered, from the way things are, we want to take a decision and get back to them,” the DCE said in the radio interview on Starr FM monitored by Graphic Online.
Credit: Graphic Online