Students at St Bernard’s Mannya Secondary school in Kifamba Sub County, Rakai district have been sent home following a fire that razed the boy’s dormitory at the school last night, leaving nine dead.
The decision to close the school was made during an emergency meeting held between security teams and the school administration. The meeting was also attended by Security Minister Gen Elly Tumwine and Director General of Internal Security Organisation Col Kaka Bagyenda.
Only students in senior six and four who are writing their final examinations were allowed to stay at school.
Meanwhile the Police have arrested six people including three senior four students in relation to the inferno. Those arrested are; Stephen Kankiroho, Dickson Kisuule and Enoch Mugulusi, all senior four students. The others are teachers; Achilles Mugerwa and Johnson Mugisha and Adolf Kaggwa, the school’s warden.
The arrested students were serving a suspension from school on grounds of indiscipline, but are suspected to have participated or masterminded the arson, while the others according to police are going to help in investigations.