These Nyamuzuwe High School pupils were locked out by the headmaster for reporting late for school.

The headmaster, Peter Rinomhota has denied the allegations saying he left the school for his house at 11pm without receiving any reports of late comers.

“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 5pm 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 11pm when I left the school for my house.