The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (CID) has commenced inquiries into a viral video of students who were caught on camera performing erotic lap dances and other inappropriate sexual behaviours while travelling in a bus during field trip.
“We have since established that on June 10, 2022, the Management of Lubiri High School, hired a school bus from MIDLAND High School, to transport a group of students for an Agricultural show in Jinja,” said CP Fred Enanga, Police Spokesperson.
It is during the trip, that some male and female students, paired up, and were caught on camera, indulging in very naughty and inappropriate behaviour.
“Such indecent practices and behaviours have a potential of impairing morals of other disciplined students, promoting indiscipline in schools and communities,” Enanga told journalists on Monday.
The task team head by the Commissioner, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Department, in close coordination with the Child and Family Protection Unit from Police Headquarters, has commenced inquiries which shall guide on the most appropriate action to be taken.
Right now, the big question by many shocked parents, guardians, educationist and the public is how did the incident occur on a school bus, without the school staff and driver knowing?
“As inquiries continue, we wish to remind all school Administrators, that all safety concerns of students while in school or off campus activities like sports, clubs, study tours fall on the shoulders of the school management. At the same time, we also wish to remind students that they also have a duty or are expected to behave while at school. The purpose of taking them to school is to study according to the school curriculum and not behaving in such inappropriate manners.”
Enanga said they are trying to establish if there was a teacher or staff member who escorted or was supposed to escort the students.
“And whether the protocols on safety and security of students was followed? Who organized the field tour and list of students? Whether any students used their power to exploit other students while on the bus? And whether any students were victimized by other exploitative students? etc.”
As witnessed from the viral video, any form of laxity in supervision of students, is a complete violation of the trust parents give to teachers and schools, he pointed out.
“We, therefore, urge all schools to as a MUST to activate their supervision plans across all learning environments within the school and in external learning environments.”