Nyamuzuwe High School headmaster Peter Rinomhota has denied reports that he locked pupils outside the school premises for arriving late.
Social media reports claimed that Rinomhota locked pupils out of the gate until 10 pm, with pictures of pupils huddled together in the dark awash on social media platforms.
Rinomhota refuted the allegations, claiming that he left the school for his house at 11 pm without receiving any reports of latecomers. He said:
No one was locked outside the gate as alleged and I have seen the message circulating on social media accusing us of doing that.
As a school, we document every activity and our occurrence book has no such report of children locked outside the gate.
Our school staff who receive children close the gate by 5 pm and we have two gates so I am not sure which of the two gates you are referring to.
It is unfortunate that one parent spread falsehoods over their own failures.
The headmaster is informed of everything that takes place before children go to sleep and I never received such a report until 11 pm when I left the school for my house.
Rinomhota urged parents to use hired buses to ferry children since they arrive at school on time.