Fight over girl shocks Chen­gelo school

Daily Nation Newspaper - - HOME NEWS - By BEN­NIE MUNDANDO

MAN­AGE­MENT at Chen­gelo School in Mkushi has de­scribed an in­ci­dent in which two black school­boys al­legedly beat up their white coun­ter­part as re­gret­table and ap­palling to the en­tire school and has promised to deal with the mat­ter de­ci­sively.

School prin­ci­pal An­drew Cowl­ing has said that the in­ci­dent, that took place last Fri­day had left man­age­ment sad­dened by what he termed as an ex­treme case of as­sault but warned that such type of be­hav­iour will not be tol­er­ated by the school.

“It is with deep re­gret that we ac­knowl­edge the re­cent in­ci­dent that took place at Chen­gelo School on Fri­day evening. This ex­treme case of as­sault con­duct of all those in­volved leaves us all sad­dened and ap­palled by the con­duct of our own stu­dents. The school man­age­ment and board of gov­er­nors are deal­ing with the case in line with our own self guid­ing poli­cies.

We wish to as­sure all of our par­ents and the pub­lic that such be­hav­iour is not and will not be tol­er­ated here at Chen­gelo. As soon as school re­sumes af­ter half-term, we will be work­ing with all our stu­dents to reaf­firm the school’s val­ues and ethos,” Mr. Cowl­ing said.

It is al­leged that the fight er­rupted af­ter the two boys dis­cov­ered that the white boy was go­ing out with a girl­friend to one of them. Of the two boys the one with­out a shirt was al­legedly sus­pended once be­fore and that the other one was ex­pelled from Tri­dent for fight­ing

Snap shots from the video in which the boy was be­ing beaten

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