Osun State government has on Thursday ordered immediate closure of Baptist High School, Gbodofon, Osogbo, as some irate students engaged teachers in physical duel and vandalized school properties.
Commissioner for Education, Mr Oladoyin Folorunsho gave the order while inspecting the school to assess the level of damage by the irate students.
It was gathered that some students and teachers in the school engaged physical fight, wielding cutlasses and sticks, a situation that caused tension in the area.
A student who pleaded anonymity told journalists that the duel started last week Wednesday when some unknown students stormed the school.
“We saw some students last week Wednesday in our school armed with machete and this made everyone to run for their lives.
“Although, hardly will a month pass that we don’t experience something like this and whenever such occurs, some of the irate students usually lock our teachers in their staff room.
“Last week Friday, they stormed our school again and some bold teachers confronted them which in turn led to the fight between the teachers and students.”
Oladoyin who expressed displeasure over the misconduct of the students ordered that the case be thoroughly investigated so that the perpetrators of the act will be brought to book.
He said that the estimated cost of the damages should be determined as the concerned students will be made to pay to serve as a lesson to others.