Rawalpindi Cantonment Board officials sealed two private schools on Tipu Road while primary students were still inside. Unexpectedly, schools were closed, resulting in panic among students, who cried uncontrollably. Cantonment boards had announced earlier that schools would be closed on January 1. Following the hue and cry, nearby shopkeepers, residents and passers-by gathered in large numbers.
The school administration also informed the parents of the locked-up children. The parents also staged a protest demonstration against the cantonment board administration for locking up their children. The Cantonment authorities ultimately broke the locks and allowed the children to leave the sealed schools before resealing them.
Source: Express Tribune