Monday 6 April, 2020

St Mary police to question student who ‘attacked high school dean’

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The St Mary police are to question a male student of Oracabessa High School who reportedly physically assaulted the institution's dean of discipline on Wednesday.

The student, who left the institution after the incident on Wednesday, was apprehended by a police officer at the school gate the next day when he returned to school, and an offensive weapon was reportedly found in his schoolbag during a search.

The day before, the male student was reported to have hit the dean to the face while he was being reprimanded about a haircut.

The dean had to seek medical attention for the injuries he sustained during the attack, and is presently on sick leave.

As a result of the incident, no classes were held at the school, which is operated on a shift system, on Thursday.

Additionally, the teachers who staged a sit-in, met with representatives of the Ministry of Education and the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA).

As a consequence of the incident, it is understood that the school board has stated its intention to take a zero-tolerance approach towards indiscipline at the school.

A report of the incident is to be submitted by the principal to the school board, it is further understood.

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