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Five injured after student sneaks tear gas canister in school

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[A tear gas canister. Photo/Courtesy/June, 06, 2022].

Police in Changamwe, Sub County, Mombasa are investigating an incident where a form four student carried into the school compound a Tear gas canister on Friday morning.

The student later joined his friends and they all started playing with the tear gas canister triggering a blast.

All the five students including the Form four student who sneaked in the teargas sustained injuries.

Changamwe Deputy County Commissioner Michael Yator, said five students at the St. Charles Lwanga Secondary School sustained injuries and were rushed to Bomu Community hospital in Magongo for urgent treatment.

“The student walked into the school with the teargas canister on Friday morning, it is not yet clear what his intentions were,” noted Mr Yator.

Then incident caused tension among students within the school, disrupting normal learning activities for a while, before normal programmes resumed.

Police are investigating the incident in a bid to establish the origin of the tear gas canister.