Edo State government said it will shut down Idogbo Secondary School in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of the state following the destruction of property in the school by students during a riot.
She stated that the students who beat their principal would be responsible for the damage done during the unrest.
Students of the school had last week Friday assaulted principal and teachers as well as destroyed school property during a riot, while one of the policemen attached to the school was stripped.
The state Commissioner of Education, Dr. Joan Osa-Oviawe, spoke on Thursday while inspecting the affected school.
She disclosed that the damages done to the school was much and that the students of the school would pay for the property damaged.
She said, “What the children did is unacceptable and we have zero tolerance for destruction of school property in the state.
“The school is going to be shut down and the government will reorganise it. The damages done by the students could be put at a minimum of N30m and government will not cough out that money that should have been used for other development in schools.
“We are meeting with schools and the governor gave us one week and a task force headed by the Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, has been set up to look at what happened.”