The students took to this extreme step when one of the cadets reportedly fired shot at the dummy out of fear.
The military school students claim the dummy is possessed by an evil spirit and it was often spotted moving about on its own.
Some cadets have even claimed the mannequin at the unnamed institution in the Bolivian capital of La Paz has been taken over by the ghost of one of their former commanders.
However, the claims have not been investigated and the director of the institution, not named in local reports, has said it was all just superstition.
So to stop it causing anymore trouble, they decided to chop off its hands and put it in a glass casing. Moises Borja, one of the cadets, explained the bizarre tactic to Panamericana Television: “We had to make the decision to cut off its hands so it wouldn’t attack us anymore and we then put it in a glass case so it wouldn’t be able to move either.”
Some of the students told reporters that the dummy was able to use weapons and they feared it could attack them.
Student Moises Borja added: “Some cadets in the north wing claim they can hear sounds of people walking [down the corridors].”
Edilberto Parra, another cadet, said it was all because the school has been overrun by evil spirits.
He said: “If you walk alone down a corridor, next to all the photos of the presidents and war hero statues, they start to ask you “Why are you here?” and “Why are you walking like that?”