The mass kidnapping came as Haiti finds itself in the grip of armed gangs, whom police have failed to confront.
Gang-related kidnappings in Haiti increased 180 percent in the past year, with 655 of them reported to police, according to a report by the United Nations Security Council.
Health professionals throughout Haiti have shut down health care facilities in protest against a sharp increase in gang-related kidnappings, which have affected people across all societies.
The latest attack comes just days after three other groups of hostages were freed when large ransom payments were reportedly made.
An armed group with AK-47s, stormed the Government Science secondary school in Kankara district which led to a shootout between the gunmen and security forces.
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