About 50 students of St. Jude technical school in Arua district have been sent home for their alleged involvement in a violent strike in July.
Twenty four of the students suspected to be the ringleaders have been suspended indefinitely, while the rest have been given a three week suspension.
The students went on strike in June protesting against an alleged failure by the administration to take action against suspected evil spirit attacks on the students. They destroyed school properties and beat up the teachers.
Nicholas Tembo, the District Education Officer, said on Friday the decision to suspend the students is intended to serve as a warning and deterrent to students in others schools who would want to take law in to their hands.
The DEO said the education policy does not allow students to go rioting when they have problems. He has asked school director to enforce strict discipline to avert future strikes.