Police in Eastern Province have detained Chipata Trades Training Institute students’ Union president and three other male students in connection with Monday’s riot in which property amounting to about K216, 000 was destroyed.
Provincial police commissioner Luckson Sakala said investigations were going on well and that other rioting students would be picked up.
Sakala said those that would be found wanting would be taken to court soon.
He said the students could not be given police bonds because the matter was still being investigated.
The students ran amok on Monday demanding among other things the removal of the vice-principal because they were not happy with the way he was demanding for boarding and tuition fees.
They stated that they were not happy with the way the vice-principal was handling matters at the institute.
Eastern Province permanent secretary Chanda Kasolo said all the students who would be found wanting would be expelled from the institute.
The students damaged window panes to the administration block, vice- principal’s house, female dormitory and a school bus.