At least 11 students were Wednesday night injured in a fight between senior four and senior six candidates at Mbarara High School in Ruharo, Mbarara, The Tower Post has learnt.
The fight according to reports was sparked off by a disagreement between S.6 and S.4 students where the O level candidates accused their A level counterparts of assaulting their classmate and in retaliation the fight started spilling over into the neighbouring community.
Rwizi Regional Police Spokesman Samson Kasasira told journalists that Mbarara City Police last night responded to a distress call from members of the public over the misconduct of Mbarara High school students that had blocked the Mbarara-Bushenyi road and had started stealing merchandise from shops.
Kasasira said that the Police anti-riot squad responded to the scene and dispersed students driving them back into the school premises where they were contained.
He further revealed that 11 students of S.4 sustained injuries during the fight and 10 of them have been admitted at Ruharo hospital, 1 student at homily hospital all in Mbarara City for treatment
The school administration has also suspended all the S.6 and S.4 students for two weeks effective today and they have been escorted out of the school premises by security to go home.