Pupils at Kabushi A Primary School in Ndola abandoned classes in fear of gang-related attacks that occurred, Thursday.
A check at the school found classes empty with teachers gathered outside classrooms in fear of attacks.
An eye witness told News Diggers! that a pupil called his ‘gangster’ friends after he was disciplined by his teacher.
“What happened is that there is a boy who was beaten by the head teacher. After that, he went out and reported to a notorious gang. So, the gang came and started beating up teachers. This gang here in Kabushi is notorious,” a witness identified as Felix, said.
It took the police time to quell the confusion after firing teargas.
The head teacher was not available for a comment despite being within the school.
Efforts to get the District Education Board Secretary (DEBS) and police proved futile by press time.