A protest by students of the Islamic Senior High School at Abrepo in the Ashanti Region turned tragic as police reportedly fired tear gas at them.
Reports say not less than 30 students have been rushed to the hospital after collapsing.
The students were demonstrating over frequent road accidents in front of the school and blocked the road in front of their school.
According to them, they had made several calls to the relevant authorities to mount speed ramps but to no avail.
During their protest, the police were called to intervene. The officers fired tear gas to clear the roadblock and disperse the demonstrating crowd, causing some of the students to go unconscious while others were left with severe pain.
Citinewsroom.com reported that ambulances were called to transport the affected students to the hospital.
Some parents who heard about the situation stormed the school to ascertain the safety of their wards
“I heard there is a scuffle in the school and the police attacked the students, shooting and beating them. I heard the police chased them even into their dormitories and were beating the girls. I feel very bad seeing school children on the floor unconscious. Everybody is messed up here,” a parent said, as quoted by citinewsroom.com.
Meanwhile, police presence in the school has intensified to avoid escalation of the incident.