A female student in Senior Secondary School (SS)2 has caused a stir in and around school for bringing a gun to shoot her vice principal.
The girl whose names are not readily available is of the Government Secondary School, Ikot Ewa, Akpabuyo Local government area of Cross River State, and has now been arrested by the authorities.
Reports say the cause of her rage is being cautioned to cut her hair after she had died it, a situation the teachers considered inappropriate.
The reprimand was alleged not to have gone down well with the student, making her to go extreme, by bringing a gun to shoot the teacher in question.
Though the Principal, Mr Inyang Inyang had declined comments on the matter, but another source said: “From inception, I noticed the way she greets and we decided to take a closer look at her personality and activities in school. ,”
“On the said day, she was asked by a teacher to go cut her hair because she dyed during the festival period(December ), the teacher also confiscated her sandals, so that after cutting the hair she would pick them up. ”
“But after she had cut the hair she came to show the teacher and then get her sandals back, but we decided to calm her down because she was started becoming rude and we said she wanted to see the principal.
“When she got there, the principal tried to calm her down, but when she got talking, we discovered she was heavily drunk
”At that point, her bag was searched and a very expensive gold-plated phone, gold necklaces including a locally made pistol were recovered, and she confessed that it was given to her by her “man-friend” said to be in his late 60s”.
It was later affirmed that the girl’s mother had been well aware of her conduct with the elderely man, despite the point that the girl in question is academically bright, the source added.
” The mother is aware of what her daughter was doing with the old man, she( the mother) is even claiming that since her daughter started dating the old man, she has been calm and non-violent. “She is a bright child with great potentials if she can be properly guided, I think the problems is at the family level, her mother has not been the best mother any young girl could wish for,” he said.
” She was very drunk and oozing of alcohol, she was actually smelling like a skunk that day, mumbling things like; ” I will deal with that vice principal ” before she was allowed to see the Principal who discovered the gun and other items in her school bag.
“She comes to school regularly but she doesn’t attend class always, she is quiet too, but sincerely, as a person, I believe she is under the influence of alcohol because she is not a violent person, and she is a brilliant student,” her classmates reportedly said.