Fifteen teachers have fled Kabvuma Primary School in Nyimba district.
This is after receiving threats from a named family that they would all die due to a Mubuyu tree, which was cut down along the road leading to the school.
This has resulted in the pupils not learning for three weeks now as only the head teacher and his deputy have remained.
Breeze FM Staffer, Mercy Maseko however, reports that the Mubuyu tree was cut down by a road contractor, working on the Great East Road.
According to a letter written by the family to Condril Road Construction Company and authorities at Kabvuma Primary School, the family has demanded to be compensated and the tree replanted.
However, Chief Ndake has ordered the family to move out from his chiefdom.
The traditional leader has also asked the family to write apology letters to him, the office of the Nyimba District Commissioner, the office of the Nyimba District Education Board Secretary and the construction company.