Saturday 17 August, 2019

Jamaica College student killed over cell phone on bus

A Jamaica College (JC) third form student was stabbed and killed Wednesday evening, reportedly by a man attempting to steal his cell phone on a bus.

The deceased has been identified as 14-year-old Nicholas Francis.

Francis was reportedly on a Toyota Coaster bus, travelling along Old Hope Road, when a man demanded his phone.

After resisting the man's demand, the boy was reportedly stabbed in the chest and hand. He was taken to the University Hospital of the West Indies where he was pronounced dead.

The perpetrator was said to have escaped.

Education Minister Ruel Reid and grief counsellors visited the school on Thursday morning.

More details later.

FEATURED PHOTO: Nicholas Francis

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