Latest News Editor's Choice

News / Education

School girls nabbed after being caught smoking weed

by Abel Zhakata
14 Aug 2014 at 22:11hrs | Views
SEVEN schools girls from Dangamvura and St Joseph's high schools were last week arrested by the police after they were caught red-handed smoking cannabis in the high-density suburb.

The girls, aged between 14 and 16, were caught unawares by plainclothes police officers who were acting on a tip-off.
They were in the company of two boys who bolted from the scene during the raid.

Deputy Manicaland police spokesman Assistant Inspector Luxson Chananda could not give the names of the culprits on the grounds that they are juveniles.

"These seven girls - two of them from St Josephs' and the rest from Dangamvura High School - were caught smoking dagga. They had made a big cigarette from the illegal substance which they were smoking by way of passing it on to each other at intervals. Our police officers ambushed them in the act and apprehended them. However, two other boys who were also smoking the dagga ran away during the raid.

"They were taken to Dangamvura Police Station where their respective school heads were called to identify them. They paid $20 admission of guilt fines and were released," he said.

Ass Insp Chananda urged school authorities to monitor pupils and ensure that they do not engage in drug abuse.
Acting Manicaland education director Mr Andrew Chigumira bemoaned the rogue behaviour exhibited by the pupils, saying the ministry will carry out an inquiry into the case.

"I have not received official information at the moment regarding the case but as you put it we don't have to smile about it.

"This kind of behaviour is uncalled for at our schools, let alone when girls abuse drugs to such proportions. I am contacting the responsible district education officer right away and I will inform you of developments that will follow. What I am sure of is that we are going to inquire and we need full reports of what transpired," he said.

The case was the talk of the city during the Heroes holidays, with parents and guardians shocked with the rate at which delinquent pupils were engaging in criminal activities.

They bemoaned the seemingly carefree attitude of most school authorities in failing to rein in errant pupils.

Source - Manicapost