Pupils from Mboza secondary school ran riot and destroyed deputy headteacher’s house following the death of school headteacher a Mr Chavula.
The students running riot between 2100hrs and 0300hrs where deputy head teacher’s house was destroyed by students on suspicion of witchcraft following the death of the head teacher.
Eastern Province Police Commissioner Alex Chilufya confirmed yesterday stating that nine pupils have since been apprehended for riotous behaviour and malicious damage to the property.
He said the deputy head and his family were safe.
“Nine students have been picked and detained for riotous behaviour and malicious damage to property,”he said.