A classroom at the Brandi Secondary School in Wewak, East Sepik, was burnt early yesterday.
Provincial Police Commander Joe Poma said the students were awakened by the noise and light from the fire as it engulfed the Home Economics classroom and it crashed to the ground at around 4am.
Poma said the burning of the classroom was the second major incident occurring at the school since last week.
“Last week, unidentified suspects planted a World War II bomb and exploded it inside the school area.
“By God’s grace no casualties were reported.
“Now we have a classroom being burnt down. We will not tolerate this nonsense and I have dispatched policemen who will be camping there and prosecute those who are responsible for these attacks on the school,” Poma said.
The school’s administration could not be reached for comment yesterday but police believed students who were expelled from school on disciplinary charges were behind the attack.
The school had suffered losses to its canteen, and teachers were assaulted by students early this year.
Detectives started investigations yesterday.
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