10 pupils from the Presbyterian Church-run John Tallach Secondary School on the outskirts of Bulawayo have been sent home after they were allegedly caught having a se_x party at the headmaster’s house.

The headmaster’s son is said to have got wind of the fact that his father was in Bulawayo for business and managed to get his house keys before organising friends to host the orgy on Saturday night.

Five pairs of pupils in Forms 3 and 4 allegedly spent the night at the residence before alert matrons realised that some girls were missing from their hostels.

Matabeleland North Provincial Education Director Mr Jabulani Mpofu confirmed the incident and said investigations were underway.

“I can confirm that we received a report in which 10 pupils have been sent to bring their parents for a disciplinary hearing after they were caught engaging in some se_xual activities at an illegal party. They gained entry into the headmaster’s house in his absence,” he said.

Mr Mpofu said he could not give more details as investigations were in progress.

The school deputy headmistress, Ms Norma Mclean, declined to comment on the matter as it was being handled by the Ministry of Education. state media