Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Female high school principal hospitalised after being robbed, wounded

The principal of St Hilda's High School for Girls in Brown’s Town, St Ann remains hospitalised after being robbed and stabbed by an unknown assailant on the school campus on Thursday.

According to reports, principal Heather Reid-Johnson was on her way to her cottage on the school compound around 7pm when she was pounced upon by the armed man.

During a struggle, the robber used a sharp object to injure her on her hands.

The attacker then reportedly fled the scene with some items belonging to the principal.

Reid-Johnson was assisted to the hospital, where she was treated for her injuries.

A post from the St Hilda's Alum group on Facebook that was circulated to past students of the institution on Thursday night read: "Pray for St Hilda’s principal. She has been robbed, chopped and stabbed, and is in serious condition. More information is on our WhatsApp page."

 The post added: "She (the principal) was attacked on her way to her cottage, and is now in the St Ann’s Bay Hospital."

Despite the conditions mentioned in the social media post, reports are that Reid-Johnson’s injuries are not life-threatening.

The police are investigating the matter and searching for her attacker.

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