Hysteria continues at Pengkalan Chepa school


KOTA BARU: The gates of SMK Pengkalan Chepa 2  was closed to reporters on Sunday but screams were heard coming from the classrooms, where students were hit by mass hysteria earlier.

The school was shut down for three days since last Thursday to allow bomohs, ustaz and Islamic traditional practitioners to rid the place of bad spirits. It does not seem to be working.

Pressmen and photographers, who were stationed in front of the school, were shocked to hear the screaming and shouts emanating from  the school compounds.

The school administration has conducted a two-hour recital of Quranic verses and held prayers together with the students.

It is learnt that a Chinese bomoh from Perak and his team entered the school compounds to assist in the situation.

At about 11.30am more screams and shouts were heard and attempts by the media to enter the school were unsuccessful.

Last Monday to Wednesday, more than 100 female and male students and teachers were allegedly struck by mass hysteria to the extent that the school was forced to shut down on Thursday to avoid more students from being possessed.

School principal  Siti Hawa Mat and district education officials could not be reached for commen