POLICE in Chingola have slapped a charge of disorderly conduct on 42 pupils of Naboonga Trust School who allegedly took part in a sex party on Friday.
Copperbelt commissioner of police Joyce Kasosa said in an interview yesterday that the alleged sex party took place on Friday at a house in Chingola’s Riverside area and it involved 26 boys and 16 girls.
The pupils have been released.
Ms Kasosa described the incident as sad and urged parents to take more responsibility over their children’s lives.
“Responsibility is not all about providing food and clothes but parents should be involved in shaping their children’s behaviour so that they grow into decent adults that can take charge of their lives,” Ms Kasosa said.
Last month, Sathya Sai School in Ndola’s Pamodzi township excluded six pupils and suspended six others for being involved in sex parties.
The school board of directors and disciplinary committee excluded the six pupils and suspended six others for contravening the laws of Zambia and breaking the school’s code of conduct.
In August last year, 12 pupils were suspended from Chikankata Secondary School for indulging in sexual activities.
It was also alleged that the pupils were made to repeat the sexual acts while their teachers photographed them but that turned out to be false after the Human Rights Commission investigated the matter.