Horror as parents told by headmaster their kids were 'possessed by demons' An emergency meeting was called on Monday after reports that students eyes were rolling into the back of their heads as their bodies spasmed uncontrollably. Despite an ongoing investigation, parents believe the chilling incidents at Jean Lafosse College in the French Indian Ocean Island of Reunion were caused by "spirits", local media reported. And a disturbing video of an Imam "cleansing" one of the girls emerged on the web. The chilling footage shows the youngster snarling as the robed man chants over her. GOOGLE MAPS ISLAND: Reunion is a tiny Christian island east of Madagascar “The limbs stiffen, they scream, yell” Gervais Fontaine A mum standing at the school gates told French magazine L'Independent: "We often see spirits come on people but it’s always in specific locations – in a temple for example, but not outside. "Here it's not normal." Another added that her daughter was "afraid to go to school in the morning". There have been 25 cases reported in the college – mostly affecting girls, headmaster Gervias Fontaine said. LE JOURNAL DEMON: Ibn Ahmad Al-Maori performs an exorcism "It cannot be controlled, the limbs stiffen, they scream, yell," he explained. Panicked teachers called the fire department in desperation – but were told there was nothing the emergency services could do to help. Parents are so afraid they are resorting to exorcisms. Weird rituals from around the world Wednesday, 2nd March 2016 Take a look into some of the most bizarre rituals from around the world. 1 / 10 ullstein bild via Getty Images Previous Next Sri Lanka: Catholic exorcism. According to Fontaine, most of the victims are from Mayotte – a neighbouring French island. Parents recently released footage of their teenage girl being exorcised of seven demons in a disturbing video.