Abuja’s Lead British International School Shut Over Bullying

Lead British International School has been shut down for three days following a viral video of bullying in the school involving some students.

This was announced at a press briefing attended by parents in the school premises on Tuesday.

LEADERSHIP earlier reports that in response to the disturbing viral video depicting a female student being bullied by fellow students, the school said that it had taken definitive actions over the incident.

The management of the school expressed its disapproval of the incident and confirmed the commencement of an investigation.

There was outrage on the social media following the circulation of videos showing a female student from the school being harassed by fellow students in what appears like an interrogation session.

The victim was slapped several times by another female student in the presence of other students who appeared to be privies to the action.

A Twitter user, @mooyeeeeeee posted an SOS, accompanied by the videos, calling for justice for the victim and a wider social movement against bullying.

The X user wrote: “There’s a video I’m about to post. I need you guys to help me get justice for her. She was bullied in her school by her classmates at Lead British School, Abuja. Please make it go viral so she can get justice.”

One of the videos captures a girl slapping the victim while asking, “Who broke my heart?” While in another video, the victim sits next to a male student who admits, “I spoilt her relationship.”

The public reaction was swift, with many condemning the actions seen in the videos and urging the school authorities to discipline those responsible.

However, Abraham Ogunkambi, the Head of Lead British International School, issued a statement on Tuesday, detailing the steps being taken by the school.

“The school management is treating this matter with the utmost seriousness,” Ogunkambi asserted. He added that the school has already been in contact with the victim and her parents, offering support and counseling services to help them manage the emotional and psychological effects of the incident.

Furthermore, Ogunkambi announced that the school would provide counseling and impose disciplinary actions on the perpetrators to correct their behaviour.

A panel has also been set up to investigate the matter and other allegations of bullying within the school.


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