Police officers are in custody for shooting and injuring students of Kacheera High School in Rakai district.
The injured students are; Jackie Ahimbisibwe of Senior 3, Hassan Namara of Senior 2 and Boaz Ssewanja who is also in Senior 2.
Namara was specifically shot in his private parts, injuring them severely during a Monday strike protesting the suspension of Fred Ssebowa, a teacher at the school.
Namara’s relatives told NTV that the police have not helped them since the boy was hurt.
It all started last week when authorities at the school suspended Ssebowa, the Senior 1 and 2 teacher to pave way for investigations over his alleged involvement in sexually abusing students.
The school management committee led by John Magara, who is also the Kacheera sub-county LC3 chairperson, suspended Ssebowa.
The school management announced to the students that Ssebowa would not return to school unless he is cleared by the investigations.
The students reacted by issuing a two-day ultimatum to either have him back in school or they cause trouble.
The students dismissed allegations of sexual abuse saying they are baseless.
On Monday, when Ssebowa didn’t show up to teach, students stormed the administration block demanding to know why he was not at school.
They pelted stones at teachers forcing them to scamper for dear lives.
The angry students started destroying property forcing police to intervene, shooting indiscriminately.
Police shot Hassan Magara in the groin area injuring him severely while Jackie Ahimbisibwe and Boaz Ssewanja were shot in the thighs.
Bullets were still stuck in their thighs at the time medical officials at Lyantonde hospital referred them to Mulago hospital in Kampala.