- School authorities in Sir Tito Winyi Primary School in Western Uganda held special prayers to combat a rampant "demonic attack" among pupils.
“We do not know what to do. On Sunday, we held special prayers before the pupils reported and assured parents to send their children, knowing there was no cause for alarm. But here we are in a bad situation again," the school's head teacher, Vincent Kitende, told 'New Vision.'
On Monday, 100 pupils of the school became "hysterical", undressing and chasing everybody, including teachers and fellow pupils.
"The situation is bad. About 100 pupils are totally mad. They are chasing everybody including teachers and fellow pupils, throwing stones, banging doors and windows," he said.
Concerned parents hurriedly took away their children from school.
The school authorities invited a church leader to perform special prayers for the pupils.
"The situation is difficult to explain,” Kitende said, admitting that a similar incident happened at the school last year. In that, 210 pupils became victims.
Four suspects were last year charged with casting a spell on the school following a dispute over land.
However, prosecutors reportedly fled the courtroom after the witnesses [students] became
hysterical again upon seeing the suspects, forcing the court to adjourn the case.
Health experts believed the children might be gripped by mental problems.
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