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Police calm protest in KNUST SHS following death of student after alleged neglect over Covid-19 fears

Armed police were brought in on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, to restore order after students of the KNUST Senior High School went on a demonstration over the death of one of their colleagues on campus.

They accuse school authorities of leaving the boy, who complained of stomach upset. unattended to for almost three hours in the care of his colleagues due to the fear of Covid-19.

Videos captured by some students of the KNUST SHS, show the deceased groaning in pain supported by some of his colleagues on campus.

According to Luv FM, the student died later at a health facility.

News of the death of the Business student sent the students on a rampage amid pelting of stones and breaking the windscreen of a saloon car which, the headmistress drove to the school.

According to the students, had the school’s authorities acted fast, the boy’s life would have been saved. School authorities were not immediately available for comment.



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