A high school student was found in possession of a bullet in a school in Embu.
The student was among several learners arrested at King David Kamama High school during a security operation to quell a riot.
The student and his colleague were arrested after their colleague was found trying to torch the dormitory at night.
A security guard at the school was making night rounds during his shift when he spotted smoke hailing from the dormitory. He rushed towards the source to find out what was burning.
He was able to get a glimpse of one fleeing student and managed to recognize his face.
On storming the dormitory, he found papers on fire stashed under the bed in attempts to torch the building. Luckily, nothing had caught fire.
The guard reported to the school principal who called all the students to the parade ground. The guard was able to identify the student who had lit the fire.
The school principal authorized a thorough search for all the students in the school to establish who was keeping a matchbox or any other weapon that was a threat to the school’s order.
The search yielded results as one of the students was found with a bullet in his pocket. According to Daniel Rukunga, Embu County Commander, the bullet is 7.62 millimeters and matched an AK-47 rifle.
The students have since been taken into police custody over the incident.