Several Private Schools in Monrovia recently allegedly attacked by students of the Monrovia Consolidated School System (MCSS) Students have denied reports of police brutality against their students.
Richard M. Nixon High School, St. Simon Baptist School System and the Seventh Day Advantage High School campuses were reportedly attacked by Students of MCSS who were staging a solidarity protest calling on government to remit several Months of salaries owed public schools teachers.
The teachers recently declined to administer their first period tests due to the refusal/inability of government to pay their salaries.
According to the Dean of Students at Richard M. Nixon Institute, the wound sustained by the private School students came as a result of stone battle.
Pastor Ujay Success Zeo explained that the protesting MCSS pupils broke into their compound and disrupted academic activities whilst demanding his (Richard Nixon) students to join them in the match.
Ravened Zeo told Journalists Thursday, due to the rowdy behavior of MCSS students, his schoolchildren were left with no option but to retaliate.
“My Students were involved in stone throwing because they had to defend themselves and the campus”, he said.
The Clergy Man noted combat was the only available option to the students because according to him, law enforcement officers headquartered opposite their facility could not come to their rescue.
“I must admit to you despite being a Pastor, I wanted to throw stone because I was very angry”, he said.
Dean Zeo also informed KMTV News, none of his students was beaten by Police officer as speculated.
For his part, Saint Simon Baptist School Dean, Anthony M. Domah termed the alleged action of the MCSS kids as unfortunate.
He reported two injuries sustained by his pupils but at the same time informed this medium that the injury was inflicted by stones.
At the same time, Seventh Day Advantage High School Vice Principal for instruction, Robert S. Kellen said, their students were attacked and injured for no reason.
He’s quoted as saying, “stone throwing also led to the destruction of our school’s properties”.
Mr. Kellen also registered disappointment in the LNP for failing to come to their aid during the process considering their contiguity.
Meanwhile, the Liberia National Police is said to be investigating the matter.