From Ugandan webstite The New Vision:
Kitgum district leaders have temporarily closed Layamo Agwata Primary School in Palabek-Gem sub-county after pupils turned violent.
School authorities claim the children were possessed by ghosts of persons killed during the LRA insurgency. The chairman, John Ogwok, said the ghosts have been strangling pupils.
Ogwok added that religious and political leaders who went to conduct prayers in the school on Saturday, fled when they were attacked by ghosts.
The school and district leaders agreed to close the school for two weeks to conduct more prayers and rituals.
There are plans to exhume the remains in a mass grave near the school for reburial. “We shall negotiate with the religious leaders to allow the elders to conduct rituals to chase away the ghosts,” Ogwok said.
Religious leaders rejected earlier attempts by elders and parents to perform rituals at the school. The LC3 chairman, Johnson Patrick Olaa, said his office was investigating reports that the ghosts instructed their victims to get guns and axes to fight the rest of the children.
Those affected were tied with ropes and taken to hospital.