73 Lubiri High School Students Face Suspension, Two Teachers Charged
Following inquiries and investigations into acts of indecent practice, exhibited by students of Lubiri High School, who were 10th June 2022 filmed doing hideous actions in a viral video footage, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations has charged two teachers identified as Joseph Nsubuga and Lydia Nabakka, with Neglect to Prevent a Felony under C/S 389 of the Penal Code.
In the video that went viral last month, the students, both boys and girls were filmed on a bus belonging to Midland High School, Kawempe involved in what appeared to be public sexual acts.
In a statement released by Police, with legal guidance from the DPP, it has recommended to the school management, the immediate suspension of students who participated in the indecent behavior and those who recorded and posted the videos on social media.
Police says that this will act as a lesson to other students in school, to behave in a more responsible manner. Police says it was established that it was not appropriate for the school to assign only two teachers, who failed to properly supervise the activities on the bus which carried 73 students, more than its sitting capacity of 67 students while returning from a field trip in Jinja.
“It was further established that although, the driver did not solicit the number of students, which is excusable. All teachers charged with the duty of superetending students in school, must exercise reasonable supervision over them and the attendant circumstances, “read the statement in part.
The statement also revealed that there was lack of enough supervision by the teachers during the field trip who instead of warning the students, left them to behave in an egregious and unsafe manner.
It is against this background that the statement further suggested that upon their return to school, they will be counseled by probation officers in charge of the area, on appropriate behavior and how to refocus their attention on learning.
“To the school administrators, the acts above exposed the students to danger, which calls for further vigilance. Remember when parents bring their children to school, it is a duty of the school management to take care of their children and ensure they are safe,” read the statement in part.
Police strongly condemns all acts of lawlessness, indiscipline and inappropriate behavior in schools due to the negative impact it causes students, parents and teachers and promised to continue to hold persons who expose students to danger accountable.