By JACKSON MAPAPAYI
SIX pupils of Mushindamo Technical Girls Secondary school are admitted to Solwezi General Hospital after being gassed by their History teacher.
The girls were pepper sprayed on Saturday around midnight by their teachers who has since been arrested.
North-western Province, Commissioner of Police, Joel Njase, said an inquiry file has been opened and the accused has been detained at Mushindamo Police Check Point.
Mr Njase stated that a pepper spray was alleged to have been used to choke the pupils during an entertainment session.
“This formation is in receipt of a report of gassing in which pupils at Mushindamo Technical Girls Secondary School were gassed by their teacher male Sitali Masiye, a history teacher,” Mr Njase said.
He said the six, who were admitted to Solwezi General Hospital, were out of danger.
Mr Njase identified the affected pupils as Seyana Kabaso, Patricia Nsamba, Agnes Nasamba, Patricia Much, Bwalya Kabwe, Honda Mukumbi, Christine Simasiku, Muswanamumi Mubitana and Chileshe Chilufya.
Others were Tango Chapu, Agnes Musonda, Muzangalu Sakulenga, Conasta Chinyemba, Rachael Machina, Ruth Tembo, Thelma Mukanzo, Margret Mumba, Wonderful Apuleni, Nkandu Oyo, and Luselwa Kanyemba who had challenges in breathing.
According to police figures over 50 people were killed last year, some burnt by the instant justice mobs while many were injured after being suspected of spraying chemicals.