Police arrest 14-year-old boy for gassing North Mead Primary School

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POLICE have arrested a 14-year-old boy of Luangwa Compound in Lusaka who they say went to North mead Primary School and sprayed a chemical substance in a Grade 7 classroom this afternoon.

Four pupils were affected by the gassing were taken to Shimuzi Clinic in Garden compound for treatment.

Police spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo has confirmed the development saying
The young boy has since been detained in police custody while the substance has been taken laboratory analysis.

“Police in Lusaka received a report of suspected Malicious Administering of poison with intent to cause harm at North mead primary c School today 13th February, 2020 at 12hours Police picked up a Juvenile suspect of Luangwa compound aged 14 years who allegedly went to North mead primary school and sprayed a substance in room five (for grade Seven)thereby affecting pupils who were learning and four were affected and were taken to Shimuzi Clinic in Garden compound for treatment,” stated Katongo.

This week, five people have been killed by mobs in Lusaka on suspicious of being behind the gassers.

Lusaka today woke up to violent riots and unrest sparked by the gassing attacks that began in Chingola on the Copperbelt, spread to the Northewestern Province before reaching Lusaka.

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