There is an uneasy calm at Osei Kyeretwie Senior High School in the Tafo-Pankrono Municipality of the Ashanti Region following the stabbing of a student to death on Wednesday night by some unknown assailants.
The deceased, identified as 19-year-old Godfred Arthur was stabbed in the neck.
The deceased who is nicknamed ‘Scriptures’ heard some students shouting and in the process of finding out what was happening bumped into one of the thieves who stabbed him twice on the neck leading to his death.
Reports say the assailants invaded the school at about 10 pm last night and attacked the students.
School authorities who are tight-lipped about the situation have denied journalists, as well as dozens of parents who rushed to check up on their wards, access to the school.
“At about 12am, he called me and said thieves have come to the school and we have all come out of the school but one of our colleagues have been stabbed to death.
I told him I will come this morning to take him home so that is why I am here but authorities are saying that they can’t allow us to go in. I have seen my son but will wait here till they allow me to take him home,” one of the parents said.
A team of crime officers from the Tafo-Pankrono Divisional Police Command have since been deployed to the school to begin investigations into the incident.
Meanwhile, the Board Chairman of the School, Owusu Ansah who has been speaking to OTEC News says authorities are assisting police to carry out investigations.
“They should exercise patience. It is very unfortunate. The difficulty is that the students are writing exams so if we allow the parents to go in, it will disrupt the exams so we are torn between trying to calm down the parents and making sure that those who are writing the paper continue. We are appealing to the parents to exercise restraint and by 3pm the paper will be over and most of the students will leave for their homes because they have finished with their paper.”
He has also appealed to parents who besieged the school to be patient and allow the students to write their examinations.