Friday 19 July, 2019

Grange Hill student charged in fatal stabbing of security guard

A male student of the Grange Hill High School in Westmoreland was on Monday charged with the murder of security guard Clifton Lumley who was fatally stabbed during an altercation at the institution over a week ago.

The accused is set to appear in court later this week.

The accused, who was on suspension from the institution, was taken into custody for questioning in connection with the stabbing death of Lumley while he was on security guard duty at the school on March 29 .

The police are seeking at least one other student in relation to the killing.

Reports are that about 2:40 pm,  the guard was stabbed during an attack by a group of boys at the school.

It is being alleged that the boys, who were on suspension, went onto the school compound and were instructed to leave by the guard.

The boys reportedly resisted and the police were called.

On the arrival of law enforcers, the boys left the school. But after the police left the institution, the boys reportedly returned and an argument and a tussle developed between them and the guard.

During what was said to have been a direct attack from two of the students, one reportedly stabbed the guard multiple times.

He was rushed to a hospital for treatment but succumbed to his injuries the following morning.

The Westmoreland police are investigating the incident.

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