Martin Luther King School vandalized


Written by Charles Gbollie
Source: Star Radio Liberia 

Normal academic activities have come to a standstill at the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial School in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.

It followed a vigorous eviction exercise carried out at the school during the weekend.

Our reporter gathered the eviction was allegedly carried out by court sheriffs, and officers of the Liberia National Police.

Further information gathered said unknown people acting on orders of the Civil Law Court raided the entire school building.

Our reporter noticed during the eviction exercise, blackboards, chairs, ceiling and other properties of the school were destroyed.

The principal of the school, Archimedes Harlie confirmed the incident and described it as sudden and surprising.

Mr. Harlie told Star Radio the school’s side of the story was never heard in court and no eviction order was served the authorities.

Meanwhile, the Parent Teachers Association of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial School in Paynesville has condemned the eviction of its students.

Mr. Steve Bundo told Star Radio it was unfortunate for over four students to be put out of school in a manner that lacks judicial process.

Mr. Bundo believes the eviction exercise was carried out with sinister motives intended to deny hundreds of children education.

He called on government, human rights activists and well-meaning Liberians to intervene.

Mr. Bundo also urged authorities at the Civil Court to order the resumption of academic activities at the school while the matter is being looked into.

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